Spaghetti & Meatballs

October 24, 2018

Spaghetti and meatballs with Bloody Maria.  How to spice up your spaghetti sauce.

Spaghetti and meatballs is a favorite around my house, and Bloody Maria makes it better! Whenever I make this dish, I make a double or triple batch so that I can freeze the leftovers. It makes for a quick and easy weeknight meal and let me tell you, it’s pretty amazing.

Spaghetti Sauce

Stir all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for at least 15-30 minutes.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 chopped cloves
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 16 oz. Bloody Maria Mix

Jarred Pasta sauce works too! Just add a little Bloody Maria Mix to your simmer to get the green chile flavor.

PRO TIP: Simmering a spaghetti sauce for a long time allows it to develop a lot of flavor. This recipe calls for 1-4 hours of simmering. If you don’t feel comfortable leaving it on the stove, simply transfer it all to a slow cooker and let it do all the simmering. Place it on high for 4-5 hours and you’ll have a well developed spaghetti sauce.

Meatball Ingredients

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 34 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 3 oz. Bloody Maria Mix
  • 14 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12-1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Place sauce in a large saucepan and simmer over medium heat.
  2. Preheat Oven 350 degrees F
  3. In large bowl mix beef, eggs, crumbs, parsley, garlic, salt and Parmesan.
  4. Shape into 18 meatballs.
  5. Add Bloody Maria Mix to coat the bottom of a glass/ non stick cooking tray
  6. Place meatballs in tray, drizzle more mix over the tray
  7. Bake for 50-55 minutes until cooked through.
  8. Serve sauce and meatballs over warm spaghetti.

Serve with 1 lb. spaghetti, cooked al dente. Add salt torapid boiling water (not before) to flavor pasta. Pasta is a great ingredient to have in your fridge, don't be afraid to cook more than you'll need.

Bon Provecho - Bon Apetit !!






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