“That’s amoré” Spaghetti & Meatballs

"That's amoré" Spaghetti & Meatballs

Because of the depth of flavor in the meatballs, this dish requires a sauce with more sophisticated flavor development. Simmer the meatballs in the sauce to absorb flavor and cook them through. Save half of the sauce for future dishes.

“That’s amoré” Spaghetti & Meatballs

Yield: 8

Serving Size: 1 cup pasta, 3 meatballs

“That’s amoré” Spaghetti & Meatballs

Ingredients

    Sauce
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 28 oz./755 g can crushed tomatoes
  • 12 oz./340 g can tomato paste
  • 3½ cups water
  • 1 tbsp. Italian Herb Seasoning Blend
  • 1 tbsp. sugar (optional)
  • 1 tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
    Meatballs
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 lb./455 g ground chuck
  • 1 lb./455 g ground pork
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup reduced fat (2%) milk
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated using Grate ’N Measure® Grater
  • 1½ tbsp. coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
    Spaghetti
  • 16 oz./455 g spaghetti

Instructions

    Sauce
  1. Add onion and garlic to base of Quick Chef® Pro System. Turn handle to process. Heat oil in 6-Qt./ 5.7 L pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, cover and cook over low heat for between 2 and 6 hours to develop flavors.
    Meatballs
  1. Add onion and garlic to base of Quick Chef® Pro System. Turn handle to process until finely chopped.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until incorporated.
  3. Divide mixture into 24 portions and form meatballs.
  4. Carefully drop meatballs into simmering sauce and allow to cook at least 20 minutes.
    Spaghetti
  1. Cook spaghetti in Microwave Pasta Maker 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain.
  2. Combine with meatballs and 5 cups of the sauce.
Sauce (make 10 cups)
1 large onion, quartered
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
28 oz./755 g can crushed tomatoes
12 oz./340 g can tomato paste
3½ cups water
1 tbsp. Simple Indulgence™
Italian Herb Seasoning Blend
1 tbsp. sugar (optional)
1 tsp. coarse kosher salt
½ tsp. black pepper
Add onion and garlic to base of Quick Chef
Pro System. Turn handle to process. Heat
oil in Chef Series™ 6-Qt./ 5.7 L Dutch Oven
over medium-high heat. Sauté onion and
garlic about 5 minutes. Add remaining
ingredients, cover and cook over low heat for
between 2 and 6 hours to develop flavors.
Meatballs (makes 24)
1 small onion, quartered
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 lb./455 g ground chuck
1 lb./455 g ground pork
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup reduced fat (2%) milk
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
using Grate ’N Measure® Grater
1½ tbsp. coarse kosher salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
Add onion and garlic to base of Quick
Chef™ Pro System. Turn handle to process
until finely chopped. Combine all ingredients
in a large bowl until incorporated. Divide
mixture into 24 portions and form meatballs.
Carefully drop meatballs into simmering
sauce and allow to cook at least 20 minutes.
Spaghetti
16 oz./455 g spaghetti
Cook spaghetti in Tupperware® Microwave
Pasta Maker 10 minutes, or until al dente.
Drain. Combine with meatballs and 5 cups
of the sauce.