Dinner

Stuffed- Meatball’s and Spaghetti

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!

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There is full on flavor in your mouth with these stuffed-meatball’s so, stuffing them with herbs and cheese just made sense. I used a combo of sweet Italian sausage and regular ground beef. I say regular because I find the ground beef with the highest fat content yields a more juicy and flavorful meatball. But if you like a more leaner ground beef by all means use what you prefer. You can substitute chicken or ground turkey if you don’t like beef that works too just keep in mind the beef gives it a more abundant flavor.

I listed below the step by step process for the meatball’s.

Seasonings for my ground beef mixture.

Seasonings for my ground beef mixture.

I would have preferred to use fresh mozzarella but, hey! shredded was all I had at the moment.

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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!

basil!

basil!

You will be using these lovely ingredients along with the mozzarella cheese to stuff the inside of your meatballs.

Roasted red pepper from a jar.

Roasted red pepper from a jar.

You can find this in any grocery store I preferably like the kind that’s in olive oil rather than water.

The good stuff!

The good stuff!

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

I stuffed these babies for added flavor.

I stuffed these meatball’s for added flavor.

Aren’t they pretty!?!

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Good Meatball’s plus a Good sauce=Classic Italian!

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.

You can smell this in your head!

You can smell this in your head!

 

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!

The smell of fresh basil is welcoming.

The smell of fresh basil is welcoming.

In the sauce you will taste:

  • Savory
  • 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.

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This brand I love, there is no salt added to it and the puree thickens the sauce nicely.

 

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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Bread is not an option with this dish!

I love to hear your feedback, don’t forget to comment below and share this recipe with family and friends.

Enjoy!

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INGREDIENTS

1lb of ground meat (any type you prefer)
1 pack of Taco seasoning 
1-1/2 cup of enchilada sauce
1 can of beans of your choice
Butter for sautéing 
1 onion chopped 
1 half of red pepper chopped
1 tablespoon of garlic scapes or garlic minced 
1 can of cream of mushroom 
1 -1/2 cup of cheese
6 tortillas 
Green onions 
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-Sauté onions, garlic and peppers in butter until softened.
- Add can of cream of mushroom and stir. Cook for 5 minutes more.
- Add mixture to ground beef, stir together.
- place 1 tortilla into skillet and layer with meat, tortilla, enchilada-bean  mixture, tortilla, meat and repeat. You can add cheese in between the layers, but top it off with cheese on the last tortilla. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and enjoy! .
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Bonita Applecrumb

Bonita Applecrumb

A New Orleans native currently residing in beautiful New York. My favorites past time is hanging with a bunch of cool kids and cooking delicious meals for them! When I'm not in the kitchen I'm usually in my local thrift store looking for photo props.

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