Spaghetti With Spicy Meatballs

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 45 minutes
  • 2 servings

Spaghetti with meatballs is a classic American dish. As classic as the Lady and the Tramp scene. We’ve taken the dish to a different flavor zone thanks to some well-placed herbs and spices. So add some breadcrumbs, oregano, mustard, ketchup, and nutmeg to the minced meat and simply taste the difference. Then make the sauce with onion, tomato sauce, tomato juice, white wine, garlic, and basil. Then enjoy!

Ingredients Needed for Spaghetti With Spicy Meatballs


For the meatballs:

8 ounces of minced meat
2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
1 egg
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tablespoon ketchup
nutmeg, shredded

For the sauce:

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 onion, diced
1 cup tomato sauce
¼ cup white wine
¼ cup tomato juice
pepper
salt
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon dried basil

For the pasta:

6 ounces of spaghetti
parmesan grated, for garnishing

How to Cook Spaghetti With Spicy Meatballs

  1. For the meatballs:
    Add the minced meat, breadcrumbs, egg, dried oregano, pepper, mustard, and ketchup into a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and add some grated nutmeg. Mix them using a hand.
  2. Form the meat into meatballs. We made 12 of them with the minced meat mixture.
  3. For the sauce:
    Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over low heat, then add the onion and cook it until tender.
  4. Add the tomato sauce, white wine, tomato juice, pepper, salt, garlic, and dried basil. Stir and bring it to a boil.
  5. Add the meatballs, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir a little and remove from heat.
  6. For the pasta:
    Fill a cooking pot halfway with water and bring it to a boil. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the package.
  7. Serve them together with some meatballs with sauce. Drizzle some grated parmesan on top of them.

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