Fusilli and Meatballs

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 55 minutes
  • 2 servings

Comfort food, anyone? Pair the fusilli with this easy-to-put-together meatballs. The secret to delicious meatballs resides in the mixture. Toss some Italian sausage meat, breadcrumbs, and hummus into the beef mixture. You can further enhance them by coating them with sesame seeds.

Ingredients Needed for Fusilli and Meatballs


For the pasta:

water
salt
5 ounces of fusilli

For the meatballs:

8 ounces of ground beef
4 ounces of italian sausage meat
2 ounces of breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon hummus
2 teaspoons of dried parsley
salt
pepper
4 tablespoons of white sesame seeds for coating
vegetable oil

For the plating:

2 ounces of cherry tomatoes, halved (for serving)
2 tablespoons of parmesan, grated (for serving)

How to Cook Fusilli and Meatballs

  1. For the pasta:

    Fill a medium cooking pot halfway with water, salt it, and bring it to a boil over medium heat.

  2. Add the pasta and boil for 15 minutes. Set aside.
  3. For the meatballs:

    Add the ingredients for the beef mixture to a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and mix using your hands. Mix until even.

  4. Start forming meatballs. We’ve got 12 of them.
  5. Add the sesame seeds to a bowl. Coat the meatballs with sesame seeds.
  6. Fill a pan with 1/3 vegetable oil and heat it over medium heat. Deep-fry the meatballs for 8 – 10 minutes. Transfer them on a paper towel-lined plate.
  7. Serve the meatballs and fusilli together with halved cherry tomatoes and topped with grated parmesan.

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