Sunday, June 23, 2013

Recipe // Spaghetti & Meatballs.

I have really outdone myself with this recipe..!

I am no master chef or anything, but I am a picky eater and absolutely LOVE pasta. Chances are if I really like something, everybody else does too!! Approximately a month ago I combined two favorite recipes into one AMAZING recipe. I don't know why I didn't do it sooner because it turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Tonight was the second time I made it and was just as, if not more, delicious than the first time!

With the first recipe, I basically combine everything except for the ground beef and the diced tomatoes. I also substitute the tomato sauce with two large tins of crushed tomatoes (I love lots of sauce!!). Because you're adding the Worcestershire sauce and the brown sugar, I find the sauce really needs to simmer for a few hours; otherwise, it doesn't taste as good as it could. 

I absolutely love this meatballs recipes, so delicious! I follow the recipe to the "t" except for adding the pasta sauce to the meatballs. I used to add it, but I find it works better without. We used to cook the meatballs until they were really browned on all sides, but now I don't because I let them simmer for a few hours in the spaghetti sauce. I do cook them until they are brown on every side, just not burnt brown, and pretty well cooked through the middle.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can't really go wrong with it. The first time I made it, I added a little Prego tomato sauce that I had kicking around. I hate the stuff by itself, but mixed with crushed tomatoes, you have no idea it was in there. Next time I make it, I may even try putting in some red pepper to the mix!