Spaghetti and meatballs

    1 hour 15 min

    Once you make this Italian pasta dish, it will become a firm favourite. Spaghetti is topped with homemade meatballs in a tomato sauce. Enjoy with a liberal sprinkling of Parmesan, if desired.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 125g chopped onion
    • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped and divided
    • 900g passata
    • 500g tomato puree
    • 250ml water
    • 100g granualted sugar
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, divided
    • 1 dried bay leaf
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 450g minced beef
    • 55g Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
    • 450g uncooked spaghetti

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook the onion until lightly brown. Mix in 2 cloves garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir in passata, tomato puree, water, sugar, half of the oregano and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and simmer while preparing meatballs.
    2. In a bowl, mix the minced beef, breadcrumbs, remaining oregano, remaining garlic, parsley, eggs and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Roll into 2.5cm balls and drop into the sauce. Cook 40 minutes in the sauce or until internal temperature of meatballs reaches a minimum of 72 degrees C.
    3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil and stir in the spaghetti. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente and drain. Serve the meatballs and sauce over the cooked spaghetti.

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    Found this really easy to follow the instruction and the end product turned out well  -  18 Oct 2012


    My favourite!!! Super delicious  -  15 Dec 2015


    My family and i loved this,it was very tasty indeed!I served it with extra parmesan and cheesy garlic bread!Yum!  -  27 Aug 2013