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This Simple Spaghetti And Meatballs Recipe Is Perfect For Cooks Who Are Just Starting Out

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Simple Spaghetti And Meatballs

Servings: 4

Servings: 4

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Tomato Sauce

1 onion, peeled and halved

1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

½ cup unsalted butter

1 teaspoon salt


1 pound ground pork

1 pound ground beef

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup shredded Parmesan

1 cup panko

¾ cup parsley, finely chopped

2 tablespoons Worcestershire

1 egg

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 pound spaghetti

Parmesan, to serve


1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F (200˚C).

2. Add the crushed tomatoes, butter, onion, and salt to a pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Lower the heat and cook for 45 minutes, until the onions are soft and starting to break apart..

3. In a bowl, mix the ground beef, ground pork, panko, Parmesan, egg, garlic, onion, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and parsley until fully combined.

4. Take a golf ball-sized handful of the meat mixture and roll it into a ball. Transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining meat.

5. Bake the meatballs for 16 minutes.

6. Bring a pot of water to a boil, and cook the spaghetti according to the packaging instructions.

7. Transfer the cooked meatballs to the sauce, and spoon over the pasta. Top with 8. Parmesan, and enjoy!

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