Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Meatball Seasoning Mix

My husband has been asking for spaghetti and meatballs for a while now and while I've never actually made meatballs I figured they would make a good mix.

My first test run included pepper and WAY TOO MUCH garlic. This overpowered the rest of the meatball and even though my husband said they were really good I wasn't satisfied. A second test run made for much better results (he said they were both equally good).

Meatball Mix (single use)

1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons parmesan
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
2 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon dried garlic flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt

What else you'll need

oil for frying
1 pound ground meat
1 jar of pasta sauce
1 pound of spaghetti noodles, cooked

Combine mix with ground meat and mix well. I used ground turkey because we had some in the freezer. Finish mixing it with your hands and form it into golf ball sized balls.

Fry the meatballs in a frying pan until they looked fully cooked.

Add the meatballs to the sauce and let it simmer for a bit while your noodles are cooking. If you don't have spaghetti sauce you can make some easily by adding spaghetti seasoning mix to a can or jar of crushed tomatoes.

Add the cooked spaghetti noodles to the sauce and toss it, then let it cook for another couple minutes. This will infuse the noodle with sauce and make it taste like it's from a really good restaurant.

Enjoy your meal! If there is any left over (and there might be, because it makes a lot) it tastes great for lunch the next day.

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