Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Spaghetti With Meatballs

This is my kind of comfort food .Mmmmmmm....... moist meatballs in creamy ,tangy sauce.This is one dish which is a surefire hit with the kids as well as adults . This sauce can be served with any kind of pasta but I feel this works very well with the spaghetti because  the sauce just clings to the long strands of the spaghetti , ooooooooh just writing about this makes me want to have this dish all over again .Before I drool all over my keyboard here it is..........


For the meatballs
500 gms minced beef
1 medium onion finely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves minced
a pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp dried basil
1 egg
2 slices bread soaked in 1/4 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce

2 cans whole tomatoes
2 medium onion chopped
4-5 garlic cloves minced
2 tbsp ketchup
3 tbsp fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste

400 gms spaghetti


Heat a tbsp oil in a pan and add the onions and garlic for the meatballs and saute them till onions turn soft .
In a bowl mix the rest of the ingredients for the meatballs including the sauteed onion and garlic and roll them into small balls .
Fry them till all the sides are browned and set them aside .
Now for the sauce ,in a saucepan heat  a tbsp of oil used for frying the meatballs .
Add the chopped onions and garlic and fry them till they turn soft .
Add the canned tomatoes and bring it to a boil stirring it constantly .
Add the freshly chopped basil leaves and season with salt and pepper .
Puree this mixture and pour it back in the saucepan again .
Add the meatballs to the sauce and cook it in the sauce for about 5- 10 min .
Cook the spaghetti  till al dente .
Toss the spaghetti in the sauce and serve with some freshly grated parmesan.


This meatball sauce can also be used as a sandwich filling , just top it off with some cheese and grill it till it melts .

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