Spaghetti and meatballs

By admin
17 May 2014

This meatballs and spaghetti combination is an all-time winner

Serves 4-6

Preparation time: 20 min

Cooking time: 30 min


400 g minced beef

200 g minced pork

1 onion, grated

1 red pepper, finely chopped

20 g pecorino cheese, grated

salt and pepper

Spaghetti and sauce

30 ml (2 T) oil

1 onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, crushed

30 ml (2 T) red wine vinegar

2 tomatoes, chopped

15 ml (1 T) sugar

salt and pepper

500 g spaghetti

Garlic croutons

20 g butter, softened

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ loaf fresh bread

Meatballs: In a bowl, combine the minced meat with the rest of the ingredients. Shape into meatballs, put on a tray, cover and chill in the fridge until needed.

Spaghetti and sauce: Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat and gently cook the onion and garlic. Add the vinegar, tomatoes and sugar. Cook for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Cook the spaghetti in lightly salted boiling water for 10 minutes or until just cooked.

Garlic croutons: Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Mix the butter and garlic. Rip the bread into bite-size chunks. Use your hands to coat all the bread in the garlic butter. Put on a baking tray and toast until golden.

Put the meatballs on a greased baking tray and cook in the oven for 25 minutes. Reheat the sauce and fold in the spaghetti. Spoon into bowls and add the meatballs and garlic croutons.

- Hope Malau

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