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Spaghetti Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs is a great one-pot meal that is quick and easy to make, and your family will love it. The semolina helps to bind the meat together and makes the meatballs light and fluffy.

preparation: 30 minutes

making: 40 minutes

total: 1 hour(s) 10 minutes

servings: 4 servings

nutrition: 594 calories per serving

cuisine: Italian-American

Ingredients

  • 600g of pork mince meat
  • 50g of semolina
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • a handful of fresh parsley shredded
  • 1 tsp of sweet paprika

Sauce and Pasta

  • 2 tins (400g each) of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 cube of vegetable stock
  • dried herbes de provence
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 200g of spaghetti pasta
  • water

Method

Put the meat into a large bowl. 

Add all seasonings and semolina, then massage with your hand until the mixture is soft and the seasonings are well combined. 

Cover with cling film and leave to stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. 

Using a blender, smooth chopped tomatoes and pour them into a pan. Add the stock cube, sugar, salt, pepper and herbs of the province. Cook at medium heat stirring occasionally until all seasonings are well incorporated.

Divide the meat mixture and form equal balls. 

Spaghetti Meatballs - cooking in the sauce

Add meatballs to the sauce carefully, stirring from time to time.  Cover and cook for around 20 minutes, stir occasionally.

In the meantime, boil water for pasta.  Add spaghetti to the water and cook following the instructions on the package. 

Spaghetti Meatballs - cooked with pasta

When the pasta is ready, drain and add to the meatballs. Mix them all.

Tips

Once forming meet balls wet hands from time to time, to avoid sticking.

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