Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Makes: 6  servings Prep 40 mins Cook 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 2 slices white bread
  • 1/4 cup  milk
  • 2 tablespoons  freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound  ground beef
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons  chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 2 tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup  minced onion
  • 1/2 cup  finely chopped carrots
  • 1 teaspoon  minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon  dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 26 ounce can whole tomatoes in juice
  • 1 tablespoon  tomato paste
  • 1 pound  dried spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Make Meatballs::

1. Soak bread in milk in large bowl. Add remaining meatball ingredients and mix until just blended. Shape into thirty 1-1/4-inch meatballs.

2. Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown meatballs in batches, turning occasionally, 4 minutes; transfer to plate.

3. Add onion and carrots to Dutch oven; cook 4 minutes, until softened. Stir in garlic, red pepper, oregano, basil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; cook 15 seconds. Add Meatballs, tomatoes, and tomato paste. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour, stirring to break up tomatoes with spoon. Toss mixture with hot pasta in large serving bowl. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 6
  • cal.(kcal)645,
  • Fat, total(g)28,
  • chol.(mg)103,
  • carb.(g)70,
  • pro.(g)27,
  • sodium(mg)565,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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