The key to a delicious stuffed- meatball’s and spaghetti dish is first the sauce, and lastly, but certainly not least the meatball. When those two are done right you have a winning recipe. I’ve tasted many meatball dishes in my lifetime some were good, others meh! Some like to fry their meatball’s first, some like to bake them in the oven, but then there are the few of us that drop them right in the sauce, and let them cook into the sauce… Brilliant! I’ll tell you a few reasons why this method is great. When you use the method of dropping the meatball’s into the sauce it allows for the meatball’s to get all soaked up. Resulting in a juicy, not dry, meatball’s full of Italian flavor!
I would have preferred to use fresh mozzarella but, hey! shredded was all I had at the moment.
Juicy seems to be the theme for the meatball’s and that’s exactly nobody enjoys a dry meatball, at all! so don’t skip this step it makes a difference!
You will be using these lovely ingredients along with the mozzarella cheese to stuff the inside of your meatballs.
You can find this in any grocery store I preferably like the kind that’s in olive oil rather than water.
Once you seasoned your meat, cut your herbs, and red pepper you are ready to stuff your meat and round them off into medium sized balls like so
Aren’t they pretty!?!
My grandmother and mom made some of the best meatballs and spaghetti around. You would have clearly thought we had Italian roots somewhere in the family lineage. Now, I find myself making lip smacking good meatballs and spaghetti for my family. The meatball is one thing, one really good thing! (cannot play that down) but, the sauce?!? is the boss (pun intended). When you start off with farm fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, you are now setting the stage for an ultimate Italian classic meat-balls and spaghetti.
I wanted to bring flavor in every bite of this dish flavor is important. I care about the taste buds because, experiencing your dinner rather than just tasting, and eating it, (which is equally important) makes dinner fun. You can have three star right in your own kitchen how about that!
In the sauce you will taste:
- Hint of sweet
- Freshness from the herbs
- A little tang
- And a little heat
With this sort of flavor profile your mouth will begin to water for sure! The sauce will take time to prepare so set aside a day where you can lose yourself in the kitchen. It’ll be worth it. Now, I do add one can of plum tomatoes to my sauce to add more of a variety of tomato flavor and it makes the sauce that much more tasty! Not against can things at all! just always go for the best brands.
You will love this stuffed-meatball’s and spaghetti recipe so, turn up some beautiful music, cook like nobody’s watching, and serve it up with a crusty Italian bread with herb infused oil
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