Spaghetti and Meatballs…
I rarely ever make this, but when I do I want to make it right. Take my time in the kitchen and cook it slow and low:) And today I had this incredible craving for good old spaghetti and meatballs! My house smells amazing and I’m ready for dinner and its only 3pm…I have a couple of hours of waiting but it will be worth it….So you want to start this around 3 if you eat around 5 or 6 ish….
1package ground beef, half package ground pork sausage, 2 eggs, 1cup parm, 2 cups italian bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons heavy cream, some fresh thyme, salt & pepper,1 small white onion finely diced, 1 glove garlic diced.
Wait there's more! 2 pinches of red pepper flakes, 3-4 dashes of dried oregano, basil, garlic powder,onion powder, and I think that's it. This is why I started this blog. So that I would be forced to write down my recipes, because I always forget what I did the next day:)
Okay time to form into little, or more like medium, meat balls.. Now take your saute pan or dutch oven and drizzles a good amount of extra virgin olive oil in the pan. Get your oil to a med high heat and add a sprig of rosemary and thyme to your oil. Be careful the thyme spits! Add your meat balls to the hot oil and cook about 4 mins per side, you want a nice golden crust.
Set meat balls aside and discard oil from pan, add a couple dabs fresh extra virgin olive oil to same pan and saute 1 small onion finely chopped along with 1 glove of garlic, salt and pepper. Now if you have any home canned tomato sauce this is the time to use it! 1 can tomato sauce and 1-2 cans stewed tomatoes, now add a big heaping tablespoon of tomato paste and stir on med- high heat.
Add your meat balls back into the sauce and simmer on low for about 2 hrs..you can add some fresh thyme if you like.
Now that your house smells amazing and your tummy is grumbling and you could care less about the salad or bread, this would be the time to get your water boiling and drop that pasta!
While your pasta is cooking cover the meat balls with a lid. For some reason this just makes them juicier...
Need I say more??
Yum...make these and you will be pleased...I promise.
Okay last picture, I was proud...Happy Holidays!! Merry Christmas!!!
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