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Spaghetti & Savory Meatballs

Spaghetti & Savory MeatballsA good basic recipe for ground beef meatballs. Although this recipe suggests a ready-made spaghetti sauce, do use homemade sauce when you have the extra time.

Recipe Ingredients:

Meatballs:
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
1 large egg
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Spaghetti:
1 (26 to 30-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti, cooked
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Meatballs: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Combine meatball ingredients in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into twelve 2-inch meatballs. Place on rack in broiler pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes to medium (160°F | 70°C) doneness, until no longer pink in center and juices show no pink color.
  4. For Spaghetti: Combine meatballs and spaghetti sauce in large saucepan; heat through, stirring occasionally. Serve over cooked spaghetti pasta; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Beef Industry Council.