Saturday, August 18, 2012

Rebecca's Spaghetti and Meatballs

I adore meatballs, such a comfort food as are all pasta dishes to me, I remember making you all laugh with the amount of times I made lasagna while pregnant! 
These are easy to make and great for leftovers as busy folks we all need a day of from cooking and enjoy leftovers:-)


  • one pack of lean minced beef/ hamburger meat
  • 1/2 a red onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of chopped garlic
  • a handful of fresh basil chopped
  • a handful of fresh oregano chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • one can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 a small can of tomato paste 
  • one egg
  • 1/4 cup of bread crumbs 
  • 1/2 a pack of spaghetti
  • one teaspoon of Italian herbs 

  1. mix the meat with an egg, onion, bread crumbs, garlic and herbs 
  2. then form small balls and slowly saute them in olive oil, turning as not to burn on a low to medium heat cook them till they are 3/4 cooked about 10-15 minutes 
  3. then add the can of tomatoes, salt and pepper and slowly mix in desired amount of tomato paste to get a think tomato sauce and simmer for a further 10 min
  4. serve with al dente spaghetti and a side salad
If you look closely there are peas in my spaghetti as a dietitian I always throw frozen vegetables in with pasta :-) just can't help myself.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone


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