Saturday, February 21, 2009

Spaghetti & meatballs

My husband loves this recipe. It's a variation from a "Throw down with Bobby Flay" show I caught, "Meatball Throw down" from the Food Network.

I used Fettuccine because my son does not like the texture of thin pasta.

Remember, the measurements don't have to be exact. Add more or less to your taste.

1 jar spaghetti sauce of your choice
Bread slices

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Hand full of chopped parsley
kosher salt to taste
fresh ground pepper taste
1 large egg
1/2 large onion finely chopped
garlic powder or a couple finely chopped garlic cloves

Heat oven to 350
Mix the beef, bread crumbs, parsley, egg, onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper together, careful not to over-work the meat
make meatballs about the size of a large egg
place on a lined baking sheet and put into the oven for about 30 minutes

Meanwhile: boil your water for your pasta and fix according to the package

While pasta is cooking, butter your bread and sprinkle garlic powder over it, during the last 5 minutes or so, of your meatballs cooking time, add the bread to toast.

drain the pasta really good and put back into the hot pot, pour 1/2 sauce over the pasta, add meatballs and pour remaining sauce over the meatballs.

Serve it up, it's YUMMY!

Have some ice cream sprinkled with blueberry's for desert.

IF there are any left over meatballs, cut them up and serve them on bread for lunch the next day. A meatball sandwich.

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