Spaghetti with Meatballs

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I cook today: Spaghetti with Meatballs

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Category: Lunch Recipes, Meat Dishes, Pasta & Noodle Recipes

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Spaghetti with Meatballs
Spaghetti with Meatballs
Spaghetti with Meatballs
Spaghetti with Meatballs

Ingredients for 4 servings:

…for the meatballs:

  • 500 grams of ground meat
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion
  • 50 grams breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • Salt & pepper

…for the sauce:

  • 750 milliliters sieved tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, thyme, rosemary, majoram & basil each
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 small piece butter
  • Salt & pepper

…more ingredients:

  • 400 grams spaghetti
  • Oil for frying

Kitchen Helper/Gadgets:

  • Large pan with lid
  • Casserole to keep warm the meatballs
  • Large bowl
  • Large pot to cook the spaghetti



Peel 2 onions & chop finely. Heat up a large pan adding a dash of oil and sweat half of the onions (set aside the other half for the tomato sauce later) for 2 – 3 minutes until glassy, then pull them from the stove and set aside for cooling. Finely chop parsley, set aside a bit for garnishing. Peel garlic and chop finely. Preheat oven to 50°C (top/bottom heat).

…for the meatballs:

In a large bowl mix together 500 grams of minced meat with 1 egg, 50 grams of breadcrumbs, the sweated onions, finely chopped parsley, 1 tablespoon of mustard & a good pinch of salt & pepper.. Mix all the ingredients until well combined (if it seems somewhat too sticky, simply add a little more breadcrumbs) and then form approx. 25 small meatballs.

Next, heat up a large pan adding a good dash of oil & fry the meatballs (best in 2 batches á 12 – 13 balls) for about 5 – 6 minutes until golden brown all around. Then lift out the meatballs and keep warm in the preheated oven.

…for the tomato sauce:

Heat up the meat pan again adding a dash of oil and sweat the second half of the prepared onions & the finely chopped garlic for about 2 – 3 minutes until glassy. Then add 750 milliliters of sieved tomatoes, a teaspoon of oregano, thyme, rosemary, marjoram & basil each, ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a pinch of salt, pepper & sugar and a small piece of butter. Stir in everything until well combined, bring to a boil and then allow to simmer over low heat with the lid closed, stirring occasionally.

…for the spaghetti:

In parallel to the tomato sauce, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook the spaghetti for approx. 7 minutes until al dente. Then allow the finished spaghetti to drain over a colander, transfer back to the pot & mix with half of the sauce.

Serve the spaghetti with the remaining sauce, meatballs & a bit finely chopped parsley for garnishing.

Bon Appetite!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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