Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe.jpgSpaghetti and Meatballs Recipe


For the meatballs:

  • 500 grams Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tbsp. Parsley Chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese Grated
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper Ground
  • ¼ tsp. Garlic Grated
  • ¼ tsp. Nutmeg Ground
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • Vegetable Oil/Olive oil

For the sauce:

  • 3/4 cup Onion Chopped
  • 8 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 500 grams Tomatoes Blanched and Peeled
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tbsp. Tomato Paste (Optional)
  • 1 tbsp. Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Dried Basil
  • ½ tsp. Black Pepper Ground
  • ½ tsp. Chilli Flakes

For serving:

  • Spaghetti, Cooked
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan


  1. In a large bowl place the ground meat, bread crumbs, parsley, Parmesan, salt, pepper, garlic, nutmeg, egg and salt.
  2. Mix well and form into 12 balls. Store, covered, in refrigerator until needed.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet. Very carefully, in batches, place the meatballs in the oil and brown them well on all.
  4. Don’t crowd the meatballs. Remove the meatballs to a plate covered with paper towels.
  5. In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is translucent.
  6. Stir in tomatoes, salt, sugar and bay leaf. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 90 minutes.
  7. Stir in tomato paste, Chilli sauce, basil, pepper, chilli flakes.
  8. Return the meatballs to the sauce, cover, and simmer on the lowest heat for 25 to 30 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.
  9. Serve hot on cooked spaghetti and grated Parmesan.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi Deepa
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