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Very well then.
Spaghetti and Meatballs
For about 4 to 6 servings, you'll need:
For about 10 large meatballs:
1 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 onion, finely diced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 tblsp fresh basil, finely chopped
Optional: If you don't have basil, I've also substituted with dill for a different flavor profile.
For the sauce:
1 onion, finely diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 24-oz jar spaghetti sauce of your choice
and of course,
1-lb package of spaghetti noodles
In a bowl, combine 1 lb ground beef, 1/2 lb ground pork, 1 cup bread crumbs, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 onion, finely diced, 1 egg, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp ground black pepper, and 2 tblsp fresh basil, finely chopped. For bread crumbs, I usually grind up a few pieces of bread in the food processor. No need to buy special bread crumbs.
Thoroughly mix the meatball ingredients. Then oil your hands and shape into about 2- to 2 1/2-inch meatballs.
Drizzle some olive oil into a pan, and on medium-high heat, pan-fry until meatballs are browned on all sides. Then set aside.
Drizzle some more oil and add the diced onion and minced garlic. Saute until golden. Then pour in the jar of pasta sauce, adding some water into the jar to get the last of the sauce out.
Add the meatballs back in. Lightly cover the pan and let simmer on medium-low for about 15 minutes.
Boil the spaghetti noodles. Drain. Serve with meatballs and sauce.
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Vegetarian Lasagna with Feta Cheese, Spinach, and Tofu
Lasagna with Meat Sauce
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