Spaghetti and Meatballs
1 packet dried spaghetti
500 grams minced beef
800 gram can crushed tomatoes in puree
¼ cup dried breadcrumbs
1 large egg
2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
1 tablespoon oil
¼ cup chopped parsley
¼ cup grated cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Put a large pot of salted water on to boil and cook the spaghetti to the packet instructions.
Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the cheese, parsley, garlic, egg, salt and pepper.
Add the beef and the breadcrumbs and mix gently. Form into balls.
In a heavy pot, heat the oil over a medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook turning occasionally for eight-to-10 minutes or until browned. Add the tomatoes and bring to the boil.
Reduce to a simmer, cover partially, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10-to-12 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
Drain the spaghetti and add to the meatballs and sauce. Toss gently and serve with more grated cheese.
by Budget Advisory Service