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Spaghetti and meatballs

August 29, 2010

Spaghetti and meatballs is such a hearty and comforting dish, and it is also really fun to make. Andy and I made this together after having a few beers at a demonstration in the city in June, and we had a really good time preparing it together. Andy was the chopper, and I was the cooker, and the teamwork was executed perfectly. We didn’t eat it like in Lady and the tramp, but it was still a romantic and nice summer dinner. If you have never made spaghetti and meatballs before, make it tonight, it is a perfect dish. Please!

Ingredients for the tomato sauce:

1 onion

3 cloves garlic

1 can whole, peeled tomatoes

1/2 l/2 cups puréed tomatoes

Thyme

Oregano

Parsley

A big glug of olive oil

Salt

Pepper

Sugar

Chop up the onions and garlic and sauté it in plenty of olive oil until they are transluscent. Add the oregano and thyme and let it fry in the oil for a minute. Add the tomatoes and let it simmer away for as long as you have time for, but at least 20 minutes. Adjust the taste with salt, pepper and sugar and add the parsley.

Ingredients for the meatballs:

400 g/14 oz minced pork and beef

1 onion, grated

2 cloves garlic

A big handful parsley

1 egg

About 1 dl/1/2 cup milk

About 1/2 dl/1/4 cup breadcrumbs/oats/flour

A handful grated parmesan

Salt (about half a teaspoon)

Pepper

Massage the meat with the salt. Add the milk and egg and massage away again. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix. I usually put the mixture in the fridge for half an hour at this point, but if you are short on time, skip it. Shape nice little balls, and fry them up in a mixture of olive oil and butter until they are brown and beautiful. They don’t have to be cooked through, cause next they are going into the sauce to simmer for 10 minutes.

All the while, boil some (500g/17 oz) good spaghetti.

Grate some parmesan over the dish, and enjoy!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2010 8:36 pm

    Elsker, ELSKER spaghetti & meatballs – comfort food så det basker😀

    Mange hilsner
    Birthe

    • August 31, 2010 6:54 am

      Hej Birthe. Tak for din kommentar. Og ja, nu hvor efteråret sætter ind vil spaghetti og meatballs klart være en favorit. Kh Kristina

  2. September 6, 2010 3:32 pm

    Kære Kristina,
    Når jeg kommer hjem fra Frankrig, vil du så ikke please være med til at danne en madklub med mig ?????🙂
    Kram

    • September 6, 2010 4:54 pm

      Det lyder jo som en fantastisk idé Anne; jeg glæder mig allerede!

  3. Pernille permalink
    September 29, 2010 11:44 pm

    Hej Kristina =)
    Hvor mange personer anbefaler du opskriften til? Lyder lækkert, glæder mig til at prøve den!

    • September 30, 2010 1:22 pm

      Hej Pernille. Jeg ville lave sådan en portion til 4 mennesker. Jeg håber du vil nyde retten når du får den lavet. Spaghetti & meatballs er altid en favorit! Kh Kristina

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