Friday, December 31, 2010

Spaghetti and Meatballs

from Good Things Catered (a great food blog that once was, but now is mysteriously missing)

Simple Spaghetti & Meatballs

1 lb. lean ground turkey or beef (we like Shady Brook Farms turkey)
1/3 c. sweet onion, diced
1 Tbsp oregano
1 Tbsp garlic salt
2 tsp parsley, minced
1 tsp ground pepper
1 Tbsp oil
1 package store bought spaghetti
3 c. premade pasta sauce (garlic basil goes well with turkey and pomodoro with the beef)

-Boil large pot of water.
-In medium bowl combine meat, onion, and spices.
-Form 2 1/2-in wide balls with mixture.
-Add pasta to water and cook according to box instructions.
-Heat oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
-Place meatballs in pan so that none are touching.
-Cook, not moving until side is well browned (about 5 min).
-Rotate each meatball 1/4 turn and brown each side before turning again (about 3-min per side)
-Make sure meatballs are cooked through and add sauce to pan to scrape brown bits from the bottom and heat.
-Serve over finished pasta (we added olives b/c we love them)