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A classic among spaghetti classics I'm sure: spaghetti and meatballs! You can never go wrong with a pasta dinner like this one!

Spaghetti And Meatballs

A classic among spaghetti classics: spaghetti and meatballs! You can never go wrong with a pasta dinner like this!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 942 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 oz dry spaghetti (250 g)
  • 8 raw meatballs
  • ½ small onion chopped
  • 1 medium garlic clove chopped
  • 7 oz canned chopped tomatoes (200 g)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 glass red wine
  • 2 tbsp worcester sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 cloves
  • grated cheese
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Pour a little olive oil in a large pan and bake the meatballs for 8 minutes until brown. Then transfer the meatballs to a clean plate and put them aside.
    A classic among spaghetti classics I'm sure: spaghetti and meatballs! You can never go wrong with a pasta dinner like this one!
  2. Don’t wipe the pan clean. Then add the chopped garlic and onion together with the bay leaves, rosemary and cloves. Place the pan over medium heat.
    A classic among spaghetti classics I'm sure: spaghetti and meatballs! You can never go wrong with a pasta dinner like this one!
  3. Gently fry the ingredients for 3 to 4 minutes. Then add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, the sugar and a pinch of cinnamon.
    A classic among spaghetti classics I'm sure: spaghetti and meatballs! You can never go wrong with a pasta dinner like this one!
  4. Stir well. Then add the red wine, balsamic vinegar and worcester sauce. Season with a good dash of pepper and salt. Bring the tomato sauce to a rolling boil and then turn the heat low. Simmer the sauce under a lid for 15 minutes. Stir regularly. Then blend or mix the sauce until very creamy.

  5. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. If the sauce is too bitter or vinegary, add an extra pinch of sugar to reduce that flavor. Then add the browned meatballs to the sauce.
    A classic among spaghetti classics I'm sure: spaghetti and meatballs! You can never go wrong with a pasta dinner like this one!
  6. Cover and cook the meatballs for 15 minutes until warmed through. Also cook the pasta al dente and then drain it.
    A classic among spaghetti classics I'm sure: spaghetti and meatballs! You can never go wrong with a pasta dinner like this one!
  7. Then add the pasta to the sauce and meatballs and stir well. Divide the pasta and meatballs over deep plates. Sprinkle with grated cheese and serve hot.
    A classic among spaghetti classics I'm sure: spaghetti and meatballs! You can never go wrong with a pasta dinner like this one!