Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Recipe Rating: 3.73229
Serves 6
Popular as always, and with prepared sauce and a few extra hands, it is also quick and easy. Serve with a green salad, garlic bread and plenty of napkins!
Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound 90% lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 (25-ounce) jar pasta sauce, warmed
  • 3/4 pound dried spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Method: 
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, pork, beef, parsley, egg, onions, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix briefly with your hands. Form the mixture into 18 (2-inch) balls and transfer to a metal rack set inside a baking sheet. (If you do not have a metal rack, line a baking sheet with tinfoil.)

Bake meatballs until browned and cooked through, about 35 minutes. The meatballs should give slightly when gently squeezed.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add spaghetti and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Top spaghetti with sauce and toss to coat. Serve with meatballs and cheese sprinkled on top.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 590 calories (200 from fat), 22g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 115mg cholesterol, 790mg sodium, 63g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 36g protein.