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SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS


Get ready to embark on a mouthwatering journey with Spaghetti & Meatballs, a classic Italian dish that has captured hearts and taste buds for generations. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ Picture this: perfectly al dente spaghetti twirled around tender and juicy meatballs, all luxuriating in a rich and tangy tomato sauce. The flavors dance harmoniously, as the sweet acidity of the sauce complements the savory richness of the meatballs, creating a symphony of taste that will have you reaching for seconds.


This iconic combination of pasta and meatballs traces its roots back to the Italian immigrants who brought their culinary traditions to America. In the early 20th century, Italian-American communities embraced this delightful dish, giving it their own unique twist. The meatballs, often made with a mixture of ground beef, pork, and breadcrumbs, are seasoned with herbs and spices, imparting a depth of flavor that pairs perfectly with the tomato-based sauce. The result is a comforting and satisfying meal that has become a staple on dining tables around the world.


So, gather your ingredients, don your apron, and prepare to create a memorable feast with Spaghetti & Meatballs. This timeless dish offers not only a burst of incredible flavors but also a nostalgic charm that brings people together. Whether you're sharing it with family, friends, or simply enjoying a solo indulgence, this classic Italian creation is sure to delight your taste buds and leave you craving more. Mangia!


Ingredients

  1. 100g Mince Beef

  2. 100g Mince Pork

  3. 75g Mushrooms

  4. 1 Can Peeled Plum Tomatoes

  5. 1 Fresh Tomato

  6. 2 Carrots (Finely Chopped)

  7. 1/2 White Onion (Diced)

  8. 3 Cloves Garlic (Diced)

  9. 500g Spaghetti

  10. Mixed Italian Herbs


STEPS

Marinara Sauce

  1. In a pot add some oil and stir fry your onions till translucent & fragrant

  2. Add in your carrots, mushrooms, 2 cloves of minced garlic, chopped fresh tomatoes & a can of peeled plum tomatoes

  3. Add 1 can of water and bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to medium low to simmer away

  4. Let it simmer for 45-50 minutes till you are presented with a thick lovely tomato sauce, add salt and pepper to taste

Meatball TIME!

  1. โ€‹In a bowl combine 100g of 20% fat mince beef and mince pork

  2. Add 1 clove of minced garlic, salt, pepper & mixed italian herbs

  3. Give the mixture a nice mix together to ensure all the spices are incorporated into the meat

  4. Using your hands start to roll out the meatballs about the size of a golf ball. You should be able to get about 12-16 meatballs.

  5. In a pan on high heat add a bit of oil and start to place your meatballs inside to get a nice sear on it (A golden brown crust) this is to seal all the lovely juices inside.

  6. Once all the meatballs on all sides have developed a lovely brown crust add your prepared marinara sauce into the pan and start to scrap the bottom to incorporate all the fond (brown bits stuck at the bottom) into the sauce.

  7. Take care to not break your meatballs, on low heat slowly simmer the sauce and the meatballs for 10-15 minutes stirring once in a while.

  8. Boil up some of your favorite pasta, plate and enjoy.

Extra: Add a lovely grating of cheese over your pasta or even incorporate some grated cheese into your meatball mixture for extra sinful yummy-ness.



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