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Spaghetti with Meatballs

This is the type of food you can’t go wrong with because everyone simply loves a plate of spaghetti with meatballs…add to that the melting cheesy heart and you are all set! It is a tiny bit time consuming but totally worth it! I love these with crusty bread as well and even better i sometimes make meatball sandwiches that the kids absolutely love!!

Recipe is for 4-6 people:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg minced beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup grated parmigiano
  • 100 gr cubed mozzarella (about)
  • 3 tbsp bread crumbs, you might add a bit more
  • 2 slices of crust less bread, preferably a bit stale
  • A bit of milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried origano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 500 gr of spaghetti
  • A big jar of your favorite marinara sauce or better if you make your own

Method:

  • In a medium sized bowl add the bread and cover it with milk. Set aside till needed.
  • In a big bowl add the minced beef, egg, breadcrumbs, parmigiano, dried origano, parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  • Take the bread out of the milk, squeeze it well to get rid of all the excess and add it to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Using your hands mix everything together till well combined. At this point if the mixture is too sticky you have to add more breadcrumbs a bit at a time till you get the desired consistency.
  • Place a bit of flour in a separate plate.
  • Start forming the meatballs: take around a tablespoon and a half and flatten it in the palm of your hand. Add a mozzarella cube, form a ball, making sure it’s well sealed, lightly pass it through a bit of flour and set aside. Continue doing this till you finish them all.
  • In a frying pan add some olive oil with a knob of butter and add the meatball in batches turning them gently so they are browned on all sides.
  • When all are done place them in your sauce, which should be already at a simmering point, and let them gently cook for another 15 minutes.
  • At this point you can add the cooked spaghetti or just simply eat this goodness with crusty bread like a ciabatta or baguette.
  • An extra dusting of parmigiano never hurts as well!

Buon Appetito!

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