Spaghetti with meat balls and sauce

Spaghetti with meat balls and sauce
Spaghetti with meat balls are a classic. They are very easy to make and make for a healthy home made and nutritious meal. Go a step ahead to make this dish a visually appealing one to your little ones by decorating it and your kid will stay hooked to this delicious-healthy dish.

 

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 10-15 Minutes  25 Minutes

 

Ingredients

For the meat balls

  • 1 cup Minced meat/ Vegetables of your choice
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil

For the sauce

  • 2 large tomatoes – blanched and pureed
  • 1/2 cup roughly ground onions
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp salt

For the spaghetti

  • 1 pack store bought spaghetti
  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Method

For the sauce

Step 1

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the bay leaves, onions and garlic in it.

Step 2

Once the colour of the onions changes, pur in the tomato puree and let it come to a boil.

Step 3

Add salt and continuously scrape the sides of the pan.

Step 4

You could also add a tap of vinegar to the sauce.

For the meat balls

Step 1
Add all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.

Step 2

Make balls with the mixture big enough to fit into your fist.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan, and place the balls gently on the pan.

Step 4

Brown the balls on all sides by gently turning them over.

Step 5

Take off the heat and gently drop the balls into the sauce.

Step 6

Let it simmer for about ten minutes and take off the heat.

Step 7

Keep aside.

For the Spaghetti

Step 1

Boil salted water in a big pan.

Step 2

Place the spaghetti into the boiling water and let it cook.

Step 3

Once cooked, remove off heat and pour oil and mix well to make the spaghetti non-sticky.

Step 4

Serve the spaghetti hot with the sauce and meat balls.

Nutritional Information

Calories 214 K cal
Proteins 3.4 g
Fats 17.2 g
Carbohydrates 10.1 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Sodium 1233 mg
Potassium 278 mg
Tip: *For frying, add approximately 10 grams of fat per serving at 9 Kcal/gm of fat.