Spaghetti with Meatballs (Serves 8)

Posted by | April 08, 2014 | Recipes | No Comments

Ingredients

Spaghetti:

750 g Pasta Nova spaghetti

50 mL freshly grated Parmesan cheese

50 mL chopped fresh basil

Meatballs:

250 g Italian sausage

750 g minced beef

2 eggs

125 mL dry bread crumbs

5 mL salt

1 mL pepper

Sauce:

25 mL olive oil

1 large onion

2 cloves garlic- minced

1 carrot, diced

1 stalk celery- diced

750 mL sliced mushrooms (optional)

4 -400g tins of tomatoes- undrained

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Spaghetti: Cook Pasta Nova spaghetti in a large pot of salted water for 8 to 10 minutes until tender but firm. Drain the water.

Meatballs: Combine sausage, beef, eggs, crumbs, salt and pepper and form into 24 5 cm balls. Bake in a 200 degree oven for 15 minutes until no longer pink inside.

Sauce: In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic, carrot, celery and mushrooms for 10 minutes or until beginning to brown. Add tomatoes and cook for 20 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. Add meatballs. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Arrange spaghetti on plate. Top each serving with sauce, sprinkle with cheese and basil.

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