Sunday, October 17, 2010

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Pomodoro Sauce

This is a super duper easy Italian dinner. This is a new metball recipe and it is a keeper. Brenn's favorite is meatballs so it is a big night when I am making new meatballs.  He really watches me and is the official yes-no man on the meatballs.  These have bacon, which I do not usually use, but it added a bit of taste. We love the sauce and it is easy Italian with not a whole lot of effort. 

Mini bacon meatballs I adapted the recipe from here.  It is a new magazine I ordered. Don't rush out to subscribe, it is not worth it! 

*I doubled this recipe and had a littleover 2 dozen meatballs*

2 strips bacon diced
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 cloved garlic, minced
1/2 lb sirloin*I used 1/2 sirloin and 1/2 turkey*
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
2 Tbsp fresh parlsey, minced
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2/ tsp pepper
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. 
Cook bacon in a skillet over med-high heat until starting to crisp, remove and drain on paper towl. Poor all but 1 Tbsp of the fat and add the onion to the fat. Heat until soft and add garlic and cook 1 minute more.  Combine the meat, cooked crumbles bacon, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, parsley and spices in a large bowl. Stir in beaten egg.  Form into 1 inch metballs and place on broiler pan.  Bake until funny cooked, about 10-15 minutes.

Pomodoro Sauce
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
1/4- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 (28 ounce) cans San Marzano tomatoes, drained and crushed by hand, liquid reserved
Salt and Pepper 
1/4 cup basil leaves, torn into pieces

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over med-low heat.  Add onion and garlic and cook until veggies are soft. Carefully add the tomatoes and 1/2 cup of the liquid and season with salt and pepper.  Cook until sauce is thick, around 15 min.  Tat and adjust salt and pepper.  Boil, stirring to break up the rest of the tomatoes.  Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes.  Stir in basil an season again. Enjoy!

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