Spaghetti Meatballs Recipe

Filipino style spaghetti meatballs recipe is another simple pasta dish. It is usually consist of pasta cooked and sauteed in a combination of meatballs, tomato, tomato paste and spices.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 6 servings

500 grams spaghetti(any prefer pasta)

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cans of 28oz. diced tomatoes
3 Tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup carrots, finely chopped(optional)
1 cup brown button mushrooms, chopped(optional)
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped(optional)
1/4 cup basil, finely chopped(optional)
1/4 cup red wine(optional)

1/2 kilo ground beef with fat
1/2 kilo ground pork
2 raw eggs
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons basil, finely chopped(optional)
2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped(optional)


Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork,  eggs, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, basil and parsley. Mixed well.
2. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll and compress to form 1-inch round meat balls. Continue this step until the mixture is consumed.
3. In a frying pan, heat olive oil and fry meatballs for about 5-10 minutes depending on the size or until color turns to golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Saute onions and garlic.
2. Add carrots and mushrooms and continue sauteing for 2 minutes.
3. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, basil and parsley. Stir to blend. Simmer for about 15 minutes
4. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
5. Add red wine, parmesan cheese, adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and sugar according to taste.
6. Add meatballs and gently stir. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

Part 4
1. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, add sauce and meatballs, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with garlic bread.

1. You may use premade meatballs from the market.



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