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Spaghetti & Meatballs

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta
Servings: 4 People


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Saute Pan
  • Colander



  • 1 1/4 lbs Ground beef 80/20
  • 1 small Yellow onion fine chopped
  • 6 cloves Garlic fine diced
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley fine chopped, divided
  • 1 cup Bread crumbs
  • 2 Whole eggs
  • 1 pinch Salt to taste
  • 1 pinch Black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil


  • 2 lbs Spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil


  • 2 cups Mom's tomato sauce


  • Using a stainless steel mixing bowl combine all ingredients (reserving small amount of parsley & parmesan for garnish) and mix thoroughly
  • Once mixture is mixed, divide into 1 oz. portions, form meat balls using hands with disposable gloves or appropriate size ice cream scoop
  • Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes to cool
  • Using a thick bottom sauté pan over medium heat add oil and meat balls, brown all sides of meatballs and remove from heat.
  • Place meat balls into Mom’s Tomato Sauce, bring to simmer and allow to slow cook for 2 hours.
  • Remove from heat and keep warm (at this point excess meatballs and sauce can be removed, placed in proper storage container and cooled for future meals)
  • Prepare pasta, strain through colander when done
  • Divide pasta into serving bowls, ladle sauce and meatballs over top
  • Garnish with remaining parmesan cheese and parsley