Spaghetti with Meatballs

Angela Pietrantonio

By
@mrsjoepie

I saw this recipe one evening on the cooking channel with Michael Symon. This is his mother and grandmother's recipe, it looked so delicious, so of course I just had to try and so happy I did, it's fantastic. The meatballs are just out of this world, as are the ribs and sauce! Fantastic!

recipe source~ cookingchanneltv.com


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Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

8 Hr

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS: MEATBALLS

1/3 c
olive oil
1 clove
garlic, minced
1
shallot, minced
1 1/2 c
diced day old wheat bread
1/4 c
milk
1 1/2 lb
ground beef
3/4 c
ricotta
1/2 c
fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 c
fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 c
grated parmesan
1 tsp
salt
1 large
egg

YIA YIA'S NEAPOLITAN SAUCE

1/4 c
olive oil
2 lb
baby back ribs, separated
1 large
onion, diced
1 Tbsp
salt
6 clove
garlic, sliced
1 bottle
dry white wine
2
28 ounce cans tomatoes, chopped
3 Tbsp
fresh oregano leaves
1 Tbsp
crushed red pepper
1
bay leaf
1
2 to 3 inch parmesan rind

SPAGHETTI

kosher salt
1 lb
spaghetti
15
fresh basil leaves, torn
1 to 2 Tbsp
butter
1/4 c
grated parmesan

Directions Step-By-Step

1
SAUCE:

In large Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the ribs and brown about 4 minutes each side. Add the onions and sprinkle with salt. Cook about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook another 3 minutes.
2
Add white wine, tomatoes, oregano, red pepper flakes, bay leaf, and Parmesan rind. Bring to simmer, reduce to low and cook up to 8 hours reducing sauce by 1/3.
3
MEATBALLS:

In small fry pan, add 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Soak the bread crumbs in medium bowl.
4
Combine the beef, ricotta, basil, parsley, Parmesan, salt, egg, shallots and garlic in large mixing bowl. Add the bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly until combined.
Form the meat mixture into 2 inch meatballs. In large frying pan, heat remaining oil and brown meatballs on all sides.
5
Place meatballs in Yia Yia's sauce and simmer for 30 minutes.
6
SPAGHETTI:

In large pot, lightly salt water and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

Add a cup or two to a large frying pan and add pasta, basil leaves, Parmesan, and butter. Toss to coat. Transfer to serving platter and serve with sauce, meatballs and ribs.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes, Pork
Regional Style: Italian