Spaghetti with Meatballs

Spaghetti with Meatballs

Ingredients for Meatballs:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tbsp ground pepper

Directions for Meatballs:
In a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients by hand until you achieve a nuniform consistency.
Form into meatballs and set aside in fridge.

Ingredients for Sauce:

  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 head of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

Directions for Sauce:
Heat up olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
Saute onion and garlic until mildly brown.
Add in chopped tomatoes, bay leaf, oregano, salt, and pepper.
Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add beef broth and stir in tomato paste.
Bring to a boil and reduce to low heat.
Cover and continue cooking for 1 hour (but check occasionally to make sure liquid doesn’t dry up).
Add in meatballs and cook for 30 more minutes.
Serve over cooked spaghetti (cooked per package instructions).

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