Sunday, 8 July 2007

Spaghetti Bolognese with Meatballs



This weekend has been rather busy as far as cooking goes!

I'm not an economist but I do know that supply has to meet demand - and thats the reason for Pasta two days in a row! We had my wife's relatives who are visiting from overseas over for lunch. Their daughter loves Italian food and so I whipped up a Spaghetti Bolgnese. Michael asked if I could make some meatballs too and so I made the classic Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Sometimes the old time favorites are the best - after all, who doesnt like Spaghetti with Meatballs. I made my classic Bolognese sauce which uses two types of mushrooms for added flavour. I baked the meatballs separately while cooking the sauce and then once the sauce was almost ready, I chucked in the cooked meatballs to saok in the flavour.

Needless to say, the Bolognese sauce was a hit and the kids really loved the meatballs.

This is my own version of the classic Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Meatballs

600g Minced Beef
2 Tbsp Tomato Sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
Salt
Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 200C. Mix all ingredients together and then form into small balls. Place on cookie tray and bake for about 40 minutes. Meanwhile make the sauce.

Bolognese Sauce

600g Minced Beef
4 tomatoes
6 cloves garlic -chopped finely
1 large onion - choppped finely
2 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Basil
1 tsp Rosemary
200 g Button Mushrooms
200g Swiss Brown Mushrooms
1 large red capsicum - diced
1 carrot - diced
1 can stewed tomatoes
3 tbsp tomato paste
Salt
Black Pepper

Sautee onions and garlic together with Black Pepper, Oregano, Basil and Rosemary.
Add in the beef and cook till well browned. Add in sliced mushrooms and cook till soft. Then add in the tomatoes and continue to cook, mixing well till tomatoes are soft. Add in can of stewed tomatoes, tomato paste and carrots. Cover pan and simmer. Season with salt and then add the capsicum and meatballs. Simmer for another 15 mins.

This is another contribution to
Presto Pasta Nights hosted by Ruth at onceuponafeast




3 comments:

Ruth Daniels said...

It does look delicious and I'm sure your guests loved it. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. Check back for the roundup on Friday.

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Your spaghetti and meatballs look delicious.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Sounds delicious, Dharm! I am sure your guests enjoyed it!

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