Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 16, Spaghetti and Meatballs

I was in the mood for spaghetti today. I tried a new sauce on the noodles today: Ragu Marghereta sauce. It's definitely one of my favorites now.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

1 pound hamburger
1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1/2 box spaghetti noodles
1 jar tomato sauce

Place hamburger in a bowl. Add seasonings on top of hamburger. Knead hamburger until seasonings are spread thoroughly. Roll out hamburger meat into 2 inch balls. Place half the meatballs into a large pan that is heated to medium. Cook 3-4 minutes on one side, then flip to opposite side and cook for 3-4 minutes more, until cooked thoroughly. Cook remaining meatballs the same.
Meanwhile, in a large pot, heat 5-6 cups water to boil. Add spaghetti noodles and cook as directe on packaging. Drain, place noodle back in pot, or in a serving bowl. Add enough sauce to coat. Some sauce may be saved to serve over meatballs. Serve and sprinkle parmesean cheese on each serving, if desired.

Serves 4-6, 10-12 meatballs are created with one pound of meat

I liked the meatballs, but think I used too much garlic powder in them. I enjoy garlic, but thought it might have been a little too much. It might have been better if I just used 1 tbsp of the Italian seasoning instead of adding extra garlic powder.

Flavor Rating: Good, It could have used a little less garlic, but I really enjoyed the sauce.

Ease of Preparation: Easy, you get a little messy, be sure to wash your hands before you touch anything else after handling the raw meat.

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