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Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

Easy Spaghetti & MeatballsSpaghetti and meatballs—an easy pasta dish that's always a favorite with family.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
1 large egg, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Vegetable cooking spray
1 (26 to 30-ounce) jar prepared spaghetti sauce
12 ounces spaghetti pasta, cooked according to package directions

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape mixture into twelve meatballs.
  2. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Brown meatballs 6 to 8 minutes or until no longer pink, turning occasionally. Add spaghetti sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve meatballs and sauce over cooked pasta.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.