Spaghetti with meatballs

Sometimes Dinner in our house looks like this

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Hot Cheese Steak Sandwich

Sometimes it looks like this.

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Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Then there are days it looks a little more like this.  Mhmm, that’s right.

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Molten Chocolate Chip with Whip

 

A few nights back I had a pound of ground beef in my fridge and a taste for Italian fare in my heart.  Here’s what dinner looked like on that particular night.

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It'sa pasta with a' meatballah. (Read like Luigi)

 

Meatballs are a fun and easy way to make boring ground beef a little more exciting.  It also effectively covers all bases for the hubs: Meat=beef, carb=pasta, and veggie=tomatos in red sauce.  Ok, so I’m stretching it a little with the vegetable but hey, who’s going to stop me?!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 package angel hair pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1 20 oz jar of your favorite red sauce
  • 1/4 cup of red wine
  • 1 small yellow or white onion
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • Shredded parmesan, mozzarella, or provolone to top.

Instructions:

  1. Start by dicing up your onions into 1/4 inch pieces.  Next, finely dice the cloves of garlic. 
  2. Place half the onions and half the garlic into a large mixing bowl.  Add the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, and seasoning.  Mix together using your hands.
  3. Place a large skillet on the stove over low heat.  Add olive oil and remaining onions and garlic.  Cook for 3-5 minutes or until translucent.
  4. While onions and garlic cook down, divide beef mixture into 6 equal pieces and roll into balls using both hands. 
  5. Once onions and garlic have cooked down, add meatballs to the skillet and allow to brown for 3 minutes.  Turn meatballs over to allow for even browning.
  6. Next, pour red sauce and red wine over meatballs in skillet and increase heat to medium high.  Once sauce begins to boil, lower to a simmer and cover with a lid.  Let cook covered for 20 minutes.
  7. Serve meatballs and red sauce over warm pasta.  While still hot, top with cheese.
  8. Enjoy!

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Peace, love, and piping hot meatballs~

The Hungry Wife

 

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School and tax season have once again taken over my life. I love being busy but I also can’t wait to have time to cook and share my labor of love with you, the people who find mild amusement in my attempts at making food worth eating. It’s a unique relationship but it works for us.

This week I decided I needed to try something fresh, fun, and different. i.e. NO chicken or pizza. Hence…drum roll please…

ASIAN NOODLE SALAD with fresh TUNA steaks! Trust me, this was worth the work. Just ask my sweet stuffed husband.

I’ll tell u how u can whip up this wiggle-your-toes-kinda good dish soon. Get hungry!

Peace, Love, and priceless pictures~
The HUNGRY wife

My Happy Stuffed Husband