Daniel's Spicy Spaghetti Meat Balls
Like an itch that you just can't scratch I had a craving for Spaghetti Meat Balls for weeks on end. Considering that I really hadn't every eaten them it was rather strange. In the end, using a mix of recipes and my base craving I came up with this recipe. It does include one serve of Deb's tomato sauce but any good, straight, Italian tomato sauce should do. At some point I am hoping that Deb will post the actual sauce recipe.
I should point out that this is now a favourite of Deb's which I am getting rather tired of cooking. I guess the itch was scratched.
500gms Beef Mince
1/2 cup Bread crumbs
1.2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Cold water
1tsp Mixed Herbs
Pinch Salt & Freshly cracked pepper
Pre-heat oven to 200c degrees. Mix all the ingredients together & mash vigorously to form a firm mince paste. Form walnut sized balls, place on baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
1 batch Deb's Tomato Sauce
1/4 cup Fresh parsley chopped
1/4 cup Fresh basil chopped
1/4 tsp Dried chilli flakes (or to taste)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Add salt, pepper and chillies to the sauce and simmer slowly until warm and incorporated, about 10 minutes. As the Meat balls are ready add to the sauce, along with the fresh herbs to the sauce. Start the Spaghetti cooking, if using dried pasta. Once the spaghetti is ready, about 10 minutes, the meat balls and sauce should be perfect.
This should feed two very hungry people with a bit left over for lunch the next day.