November 16, 2015
Speedy Spaghetti And Meatballs
Food editor Kristen Eppich shares her recipe for easy weeknight spaghetti and meatballs.
I love a pan-fried, slow-simmered meatball as much as the next person, but on busy weeknights fast and easy is paramount and shortcuts need to be taken. Here is my speedy spaghetti and meatballs. It’s a family favorite recipe, and as you’ll see, a few simplifications gets this to the table in 30 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Combine canned tomatoes and tomato sauce in a wide pot. Blend with an immersion blender to puree tomatoes. Place pot over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
- Crumble ground meat into a bowl. Season with salt and a few grinds of the pepper mill. Lightly beat egg with ¼ cup water, Dijon, garlic and parsley. Stir in bread crumbs. Pour into bowl with ground meat and combine.
- Shape meat into balls, about the size of a golf ball and drop into simmering sauce. Partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 15 -20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Cook pasta while meatballs are cooking.