Monday, February 2, 2009

Spaghetti and Meatballs

For the meatballs:

1# hamburger (or 1/2# hamburger and 1/2# pork sausage)
1/2 c finely chopped onion
1/4 c finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 c water
2 T olive oil

Mix burger with onion, parsley, water and seasonings. Roll into 2" balls. Put olive oil in large frying pan and brown meatballs. Remove from pan with slotted spoon leaving the oil in the pan.

For the sauce:

1 anchovy filet
3/4 c chopped onion
1-1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1-1/2 tsp chopped basil
8 oz sliced mushrooms
1/4 c white wine
1 (29 oz) can tomato sauce
2 T tomato paste

Put the anchovy in the oil and let it melt. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic, bay leaf, black pepper and basil and stir to combine. Add mushrooms (adding more oil if necessary) and cook until juices have been released. Add wine then tomato sauce and tomato paste. Stir to combine.

Add browned meatballs to the sauce and simmer for 1 hour until meatballs are cooked through.

1 comment:

Ricardo said...

They sound amazing meat balls ...loved this recipe...cheers!