Comfort food that is. Yesterday was a cloudy cold day. I needed comfort food and I needed it real bad. I made brownies but that didn’t hit the spot. So I decided spaghetti and meatballs was the way to go. I have always made my own sauce and meatballs but I have grown bored with the recipe and needed something new. Recently I found a recipe on Pinterest titled “The best spaghetti and meatballs there ever was”. That is a hefty claim. I need to know if this was true so my little helper Callum and I got to work.
His help lasted all of five seconds. He didn’t enjoy the feeling of the mushy meat.
I did make a few changes to the recipe
The recipe called for grated and finely diced onions. I decided to just grate them all. My eyes start to water as soon as I go near an onion so I wasn’t going to spend more time then necessary chopping and dicing and grating. Into the food processor they went with the grating blade. I found the grated onions were more easily concealed in the meatballs as well as the sauce which worked out well because I live with some finicky people!
I also added one extra sausage for more flavour.
The recipe says you will yield 9-10 meatballs. Those must be enormous! I used a table spoon to scoop and shape them and I ended up with 26.
The next step is to brown the meatballs on all sides. This takes a few minutes so rather then watch meat cook I decided to have a glass of wine to pass the time.
This Baco Noir from Henry of Pelham is my absolute favourite!
This sauce could not be any easier to make! Add thinly sliced peppers and grated onion, water, some spices, a little red wine and some tomato paste and you’re done. Let it simmer with the meatballs and in 30 minutes dinner is on the table.
Was it the best spaghetti and meatballs I have ever had? YES! The sauce is rich and flavourful. The meatballs were moist and juicy. Even Sofie liked them and she doesn’t like anything with flavour. Aside from the deliciousness my favourite part was that from start to finish it took less then an hour and that it was a one pot meal. I will definitely be making these again.
You can find the delicious recipe here www.cookingforkeeps.com