Spaghetti and Meatballs – a Family Favorite

Who can resist spaghetti recipes – a traditional Italian favorite?  This recipe for spaghetti and meatballs combines chutney for a rich marinara sauce.  I have cooked the meatballs in the oven to reduce the fat but you can also fry them in oil if you prefer.spaghetti and meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Sweet Marinara Sauce

This recipe uses ground beef and fresh home grown herbs plus some Middle Eastern spices for a delightful taste. The meat balls are baked in the oven to save on fat and calories and the whole recipe comes together very quickly for a delicious International recipe.

Serve the dish with a side salad and herbed garlic bread and you will have a filling and delicious meal.

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Yield: 4 servings

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

These beautifully flavored meatballs are baked in the oven to make the dish more diet friendly.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

For the meatballs

  • 1 pound of ground beef,
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 slices of bread, soaked
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt.

For the sauce

  • 1 onion chopped
  • Knorr Cream of Tomato soup mix, 1 package
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chutney
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 14 oz can of evaporated milk
  • Fresh chopped parsley and spring onions (to garnish)
  • 8 oz cooked spaghetti

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the meat ball ingredients together and roll into balls.
  2. Bake in a 350 degree oven until done and set aside. (about 15-20 minutes.)
  3. Fry the onion in butter until brown, mix the rest of the sauce ingredients. Stir well and cook for about 15 minutes. slowly. Add the cooked meatballs to the mixture and cook for about 10 minutes. Served on cooked spaghetti.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 753 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 187mg Sodium: 1074mg Carbohydrates: 60g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 18g Protein: 48g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
 

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  1 comment for “Spaghetti and Meatballs – a Family Favorite

  1. Nancy
    07/07/2013 at 12:34 pm

    Love all the recipe, for I love to cook.

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