Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Yields8 Servings
 1 lb whole wheat spaghetti, cooked according to the box
For the sauce
 1 [28 oz.] can whole peeled tomatoes and their juices
 5 tbsp olive oil
 1 onion, peeled and cut in half
 ½ tsp salt
For the meatballs
 ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
 ¼ cup 1% milk
 2 lbs lean ground beef
 ½ small onion, small dice
 2 large eggs, well mixed
 ½ tbsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tsp black pepper
 Non-stick cooking spray
Make the sauce:
1

Combine the tomatoes, their juices, the oil, salt and the onion halves in a saucepan.

2

Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for about 30-45 minutes. Stir occasionally, mashing any large pieces of tomato with a spoon.

3

Discard the onion before serving.

Make the meatballs:
4

Soak the bread crumbs in the milk while you prepare the other ingredients.

5

Put the beef into a large bowl. Add the onion, eggs, and oregano and season with salt and pepper. Put the soaked bread crumbs into the bowl and mix it all together well with your (clean) hands.

6

Form the mixture into 24 meatballs using an ice cream scoop or spoon.

7

Place meatballs on a parchment- or foil-lined baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

8

Serve with sauce and spaghetti.

9

Enjoy!

Ingredients

 1 lb whole wheat spaghetti, cooked according to the box
For the sauce
 1 [28 oz.] can whole peeled tomatoes and their juices
 5 tbsp olive oil
 1 onion, peeled and cut in half
 ½ tsp salt
For the meatballs
 ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
 ¼ cup 1% milk
 2 lbs lean ground beef
 ½ small onion, small dice
 2 large eggs, well mixed
 ½ tbsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tsp black pepper
 Non-stick cooking spray

Directions

Make the sauce:
1

Combine the tomatoes, their juices, the oil, salt and the onion halves in a saucepan.

2

Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for about 30-45 minutes. Stir occasionally, mashing any large pieces of tomato with a spoon.

3

Discard the onion before serving.

Make the meatballs:
4

Soak the bread crumbs in the milk while you prepare the other ingredients.

5

Put the beef into a large bowl. Add the onion, eggs, and oregano and season with salt and pepper. Put the soaked bread crumbs into the bowl and mix it all together well with your (clean) hands.

6

Form the mixture into 24 meatballs using an ice cream scoop or spoon.

7

Place meatballs on a parchment- or foil-lined baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

8

Serve with sauce and spaghetti.

9

Enjoy!

Spaghetti & Meatballs

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