Spaghetti with Meatballs

5
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

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Spaghetti with Meatballs

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.

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About Spaghetti with Meatballs

Regional Style: Italian




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