Main Dishes

The Best Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Man, oh man. Everyone needs a good spaghetti and meatball recipe in their life. As much as I love to pop open a jar of pasta sauce for a quick spaghetti dinner, there is just something about a grown up sophisticated spaghetti dinner that just makes me feel so domesticated. This stuff is just amazing, the best meatballs (I'm taking my husband and kid's word on this, remember I'm not a huge meat eater) and the absolute best spaghetti sauce that I've ever had. Now go make some

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Meatballs:
1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
2 Tbs milk
1 lb ground beef
1/2 c finely chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 Tbs tomato paste
2 Tbs finely chopped fresh parsley (or 1 Tbs dried)
1 Tbs finely chopped fresh thyme (or 1/2 Tbs dried)
1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
Sauce:
2 1/2 cups beef broth
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 Tbs dried oregano
2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
2 tsp brown sugar
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
16 oz uncooked spaghetti pasta
grated parmesan and fresh parsley or basil to serve
Mix bread crumbs with 2 Tbs milk. In a large bowl mix together ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, egg, tomato paste, parsley, thyme, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well with hands until combined then...
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Nutritions

Calories
418

Sodium
1103mg
45% DV

Fat
20g
30% DV

Protein
25g
50% DV

Carbs
34g
11% DV

Fiber
6g
25% DV