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Friday, January 20, 2017

A Family Tradition ~ Spaghetti and Meatballs!


My 'Gibby' cannot resist homemade spaghetti and meatballs; a dish any family never gets tired of cause its one of those meals that takes you home...

You will need: 1 pound of ground veal or turkey (I prefer veal). One whole onion and a large can of crushed tomatoes, I recommend the brand 'Red Gold'. If you don't have bread crumbs in the pantry or heavy cream in the fridge, then get some and also a good Parmesan cheese (no fillers.

In a glass mixing bowl, hand blend the ground veal with 1 cup of bread crumbs and 1/4 cup of heavy cream, 1 tsp of garlic powder and 1/2 tsp of salt as well as dried herbs: rosemary, mint, oregano and sage. Add all seasoning to taste (use what your taste buds prefer and or are allowed by your doctor). Continue to mix and shape into balls.

Next, take one large onion, peel and chop.  In a covered skillet on med heat, melt 3-4 tbs of olive oil. Add the onion and brown. Once the onion is browned, push aside in the skillet and add your formed meatballs and an extra drizzle of olive oil, brown on med heat. Next bring the onion back in and on top of the meatballs. Finally, pour in the crushed tomatoes and simmer for 25-30 min on low heat.


In that time, start a large pot of water boiling. Add a pinch of salt and when it boils, stand in the spaghetti pasta. When the pasta is tender, drain and rinse a bit with cool water then pour out the pasta onto a large serving dish. Then, directly pour over the top the red sauce with meatballs and serve.



 














~ Tutti a Tavola! 



and don't forget the Parmesan Cheese...

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