Old-school Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs

 

Old-school Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ah spaghetti and meatballs, an all-time family favourite! Provide your family and friends with an easy mid-week meal using your favourite store-bought sauce or make it extra special by adding a pinch of chilli and some sundried tomatoes.
Course Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Grass-fed beef meatballs
  • 2 tbsp Rice bran oil
  • 1 packet spaghetti or pasta of your choice
  • 4 tbsp  Parmesan cheese

ITALIAN TOMATO SAUCE:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion Finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic Crushed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup beef stock or water
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil (or 2 tsp dried basil)
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Pasta Sauce:

  • On a medium heat, sauté the garlic and onion with oil in a frying pan. Ensure that they become soft and almost translucent.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to your pan and simmer for another 5mins. After this, remove from the heat.

Cooking and assembly:

  • Again, on a medium heat, use a large frying pan to heat the oil. Fry the meatballs in batches and use tongs to ensure that they are well-browned all over. Once your meatballs are cooked through, remove them from the heat.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Cook your pasta for 8-10 minutes (or for however long your packet instructs).
  • During this time, heat up your sauce in a pan.

Serve:

  • Place your pasta in bowls and top with your meatballs and sauce. Finish with shavings of parmesan.

Notes

Tips:
Add a little extra to this everyday dish to including some chilli and sundried tomatoes! Make sure you finish with some fresh herbs and extra parmesan for more indulgence!

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