Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Spaghetti and Meatballs


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Hi everyone, today's recipe is a super easy Spaghetti and Meatballs!
I hope you like it! This is they kind of food I like to eat when I'm feeling down! I am not Italian, but I love comfort food and there is nothing more comforting than a big plate of Spaghetti and meatballs! Enjoy!

Serves 4-6
Ingredients:

20 oz (1.25 lbs)  Ground meat(I used turkey, feel free to use any kind of ground meat you like)
3 bacon slices
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1/3 cup of fresh parsley plus a little more for garnish
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 egg
1 package of spaghetti (1/2 the package is enough for 2-3 servings)
1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce.( I love Prego Chunky Combo)
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
crushed red pepper
salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
2/3 cup white wine
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

In a large pan, heat up 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and cook the bacon until brown. Remove from the pan, let it cool and chop into small pieces.

Combine the ground meat with the garlic, thyme, parsley and green onions. To the meat mixture, also also add in the flour and the breadcrumbs. Combine all the ingredients with a fork, and season with 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
1 teaspoons of salt add in the egg, mix again with a fork and finally add 1 tablespoon of each olive oil and Worcestershire sauce, also add in the chopped bacon, stir all together to make sure all the ingredients are incorporated.

Make the meatballs. Grab some of the meat mixture with your hands and roll it into ball.
keep on reaping this step until you are done with the meat. (Make the balls as big or as small as you prefer.)

In the same pan where you cook the bacon, on medium heat, add 1 more tablespoon of oil, cook the meatballs for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until they become slightly brown.

Once the balls are brown on all sides, add in the white wine and cook until the wine reduces to half. Once the wine is reduced, add in the pasta sauce and 1 cup of water, (add more water if the sauce is too thick). Stir and taste the flavor, add more salt and ground black pepper if needed. (Add Italian seasoning if you prefer.) Reduce the heat to low, put on the lid on and cook until the sauce starts to boil. (for about 10 minutes)

Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water, with 2 garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves and a little bit of olive oil. Cook until al dente. Drain and set aside...

To keep the pasta nice and warm, heat up your plate in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes.

Serve the Meatballs and sauce over the spaghetti. Garnish with fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese.

If you prefer, stir the pasta with the meatballs and sauce in the same pan.
Garnish with fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese and serve.

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