Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Spaghetti & Meatballs



We have not had spaghetti in our house for quite some time so last night we decided to make homemade meatballs and take that jar of traditional sauce to a whole new level. This I do believe was the best spaghetti I have ever had, I kid you not. The sauce my husband created was out of this world delish and it complimented my meatballs very well.


Sauce:

26 Oz. - Traditional Spaghetti Sauce
1 Tbs. - Garlic (chopped)
2/3 C. - Water
1 Tsp. - Italian Season
1 ½ Tsp. - Parsley
1 Tsp. - Steak Season
1 Oz. - Semi Sweet Chocolate
1/3 C. - Ricotta Cheese
2 Tsp. - Parmesan Cheese

Meatballs:

½ Lbs. - Ground Chuck
1 Tbs. - Garlic (chopped)
½ Tsp. - Steak Season
½ Tsp. - Parsley
1 Tsp. - Italian Season
½ Tsp. - Paprika
1 - Egg

16 Oz. - Spaghetti Noodles (cooked)

In a medium sized bowl mix together all the meat ingredients and shape into balls about the size of a walnut. Bake on a foil lined baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes or until fully cooked through. While the meatballs are baking add all of the sauce ingredients to a medium sized sauce pan and simmer for 15-20 minutes stirring every few minutes. When the meatballs are done place them into the sauce and simmer for another 5-10 minutes then ladle the sauce over the platter of noodles and top with the meatballs. Garnish with some fresh grated Parmesan cheese and parsley.


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9 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

The sauce sounds neat - chocolate, really? I have got to try that especially with my daughter cooking with me (she will love that!).

Selba said...

Spaghetti and meatballs, a perfect combinantion. It must be definitely delicious...

Cheryl said...

Man that looks good, I have not had meatballs in a long time

Amy said...

I would have never thought that chocolate would be good in pasta sauce. That looks really good though!

Donna-FFW said...

MaryBeth- The sauce sounds terrific. I am all about the quick and easy weeknight dinner. Never tried steak seasoning in meatballs .. must be good.

Grace said...

tried, true, delicious, and nutritious. gorgeous plate, marybeth!

Shannalee said...

Just came over from the foodphotoblog - love the top photo. Seriously like a page out of Martha Stewart.

Kevin said...

Nice looking spaghetti with meatballs!

Anonymous said...

The dish looks just incredibly scrumptious!

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