On Top of Spaghetti
  • 1 lb ground beef (I used 85/15 this time around)
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried diced onions
  • 1 fresh garlic clove, minced or pushed through a garlic press
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 cups prepared tomato sauce (homemade or jarred)
  • 1 package spaghetti
  1. Mix all ingredients (except tomato sauce and spaghetti) together by hand. Form into 1”³ – 1-1/2”³ balls (I think mine were closer to 1-1/2”³ and I ended up with 38 meatballs).
  2. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium to medium-high heat. Brown meatballs in oil, constantly rotating, until all sides are browned. Reduce heat to medium-low and add tomato sauce. Simmer for 15-20 minutes (make sure heat is high enough so sauce is simmering). While meatballs are simmering, prepare spaghetti according to package instructions. Serve sauce and meatballs over spaghetti. And be sure not to sneeze”¦those meatballs have been known to roll off the table and onto the floor.
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at https://thisweekfordinner.com/on-top-of-spaghetti/