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Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ingredients

Serves 4
16Pastene Meatballs
4 TbspPastene Minced Garlic
1 jarPastene Tomato Basil Sauce
1bay leaf
1medium onion
Pastene Grated Parmesan (for serving)
Fresh basil if desired
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain. 
  • Meatball Instructions: In a large bowl, combine beef with bread crumbs, parsley, parmesan, egg, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix until just combined then form into 16 balls.
  • Place meatballs in the oven for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer meatballs to a plate.
  • Add onion to the pot and cook until soft, 5 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Return meatballs to pot and cover. Simmer until sauce has thickened, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Serve pasta with a healthy scoop of meatballs and sauce. Top with Parmesan before serving.

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