Friday, August 17, 2012

Rebecca's Spaghetti and Meatballs

I adore meatballs, such a comfort food as are all pasta dishes to me, I remember making you all laugh with the amount of times I made lasagna while pregnant! 
These are easy to make and great for leftovers as busy folks we all need a day of from cooking and enjoy leftovers:-)


  • one pack of lean minced beef/ hamburger meat
  • 1/2 a red onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of chopped garlic
  • a handful of fresh basil chopped
  • a handful of fresh oregano chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • one can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 a small can of tomato paste 
  • one egg
  • 1/4 cup of bread crumbs 
  • 1/2 a pack of spaghetti
  • one teaspoon of Italian herbs 

  1. mix the meat with an egg, onion, bread crumbs, garlic and herbs 
  2. then form small balls and slowly saute them in olive oil, turning as not to burn on a low to medium heat cook them till they are 3/4 cooked about 10-15 minutes 
  3. then add the can of tomatoes, salt and pepper and slowly mix in desired amount of tomato paste to get a think tomato sauce and simmer for a further 10 min
  4. serve with al dente spaghetti and a side salad
If you look closely there are peas in my spaghetti as a dietitian I always throw frozen vegetables in with pasta :-) just can't help myself.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone


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  1. Rebecca I love meatballs; and this playe look amazing:)

  2. One of my all time favorite meals! And I make a mean bolognese sauce as well! Yum!

  3. This is going to the top of the list after my vegan cleanse!

  4. yumm, great comfort food :) have a nice week end

  5. A lovely spaghetti & meatballs recipe!

    I will make this but will make smaller bitsesized balls! yummm!
    Have a fun weekend! :) xxx

  6. Simple, straight-forward - the most important components of a recipe.

  7. And with peas...creative idea!

  8. These look great! I'm a huge fan of spaghetti and meatballs but rarely ever make them. Yum!

  9. Spaghetti and meat balls looks perfect.

  10. Spaghetti and meatballs are one of the best comfort foods! I love them too and yours looks delicious. Love the pea addition :)

  11. I love both meatballs and Bolognaise and I always enjoy eating growing up. Now I get to eat more often thanks to my kids who love them also! Yours look delicious and now I started to have cravings for it!

  12. Meatballs are comfort food! I like meatballs, though I don't make them as often as I would like to :)

  13. Looks sooo good! Definitely one of my favorite comfort foods for sure:)

  14. My kids love meatballs and I make them once a week! Yours look delicious!



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