Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Spaghetti with Meat Balls

Spaghetti with meatballs make a perfect weekend dinner. We first tasted this when we went to IKEA. We ate the Swedish veggie balls and my daughter insisted me to make the meatballs and so here it is on my blog. This one is completely different from the Swedish veggie balls. I made the meatballs using chicken.

Fried meatballs

The Ground meat is shaped in balls and shallow fried till done. The fried meatballs are simmered in easy Italian tomato sauce and mixed with cooked spaghetti and enjoyed. This will be enjoyed by all at a get-together. Mostly the kids.

Fried meatballs in sauce

This is an easy and a simple dish if you make the sauce and meatballs in advance. This classic recipe makes a big batch and is an amazing dish which will be more appreciated by the guests.

For the Meat Balls:
  1. Ground Chicken- 2 Cups
  2. Bread Crumbs- 3 tbsp
  3. Oregano- 1 tsp
  4. Ginger (grated)- 2 Tsp
  5. Egg- 1 no
  6. Salt- as required
  7. Pepper Powder- 1 Tsp
  8. Oil- 1/2 Cup (for frying)

  1. Drop all the ingredients except oil in a food processor and blend well till everything gets incorporated.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Meanwhile, roll the meat mixture into equal small balls and keep this aside. If you feel the meat mixture is moist, add little more breadcrumbs.
  3. Drop the small balls one by one in medium heat oil and fry till it turns golden brown from all the sides.

For the sauce:
  1. Tomatoes- 3 nos
  2. Dried Basil- 1 tbsp
  3. Grated Garlic- 2 tbsp
  4. Olive Oil- 1 tbsp
  5. Salt- as required
  6. Red Chili Flakes- 2 Tsp
  7. Oregano- 1 tsp
  8. Fresh Chopped Parsley- 1 tbsp

  1. Blend the tomatoes along with garlic in a food processor till done.
  2. Heat a large pot with olive oil, add the crushed tomato mixture along with dried basil, parsley, red chili flake, and salt.
  3. Let it cook on slow flame for about 10- 15 minutes.
  4. Add the lightly fried meatballs in the sauce and let it cook well for another 10 minutes till the sauce is simmered until thickened.
  5. Switch off the flame and the sauce is ready.

For Spaghetti:
  1. Spaghetti- 1 pound
  2. Salt- as required
  3. Olive Oil- 1 tbsp

  1. Place a large pot of water to boil. Add the spaghetti along with salt and olive oil and cook to al dente.
  2. Drain the spaghetti and add cold water so that it will stop cooking.
  3. Assembling:
  4.  Place the Spaghetti in a plate and pour the meatballs along with sauce in the middle and enjoy a scrumptious plate.

1 comment:

  1. Very Nice spread. will try this recipe soon and till today I am buying from the famous non veg pickles online store for my kids. will try to make this recipe today following your post. Thank you.


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