Spaghetti Meatballs
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
Meatballs
  • 700g minced beef
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • salt
Sauce
  • 2 400 g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 140 g tomato paste (small tub)
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 green capsicum (bell pepper), finely chopped
  • 6 pcs bacon, chopped
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • half handful of basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil
Others
  • 500g spaghetti
  • oil for frying
  • parmesan cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix all meatball ingredients together. Once evenly mixed form into balls size of a golf ball. Set aside and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Add oil in a frying pan and shallow fry meatballs until surface turns brown. Set aside cooked meatballs.
  3. In a separate pan, add olive oil and bacon, cook until bacon is crispy.
  4. Add garlic and onions then sauté for a minute.
  5. Add capsicum and cook until it turns soft.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, red wine, oregano and sugar. Bring it to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Add the meatballs and basil and simmer for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  8. Pour sauce over cooked spaghetti noodles then serve.
Recipe by Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious") at https://www.angsarap.net/2014/05/19/spaghetti-meatballs-2/