Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Meatballs, Meatballs, Meatballs !!!


There are few meals I love more than Spaghetti and Meatballs.  You know what I'm talking about.  Good Italian pasta ,cooked al dente, bathed in a wonderful gravy and topped of with moist, flavorful, beefy meatballs.  Totally a slice of heaven!  Simple, soul satisfying food.   For some reason, I've had a hard time finding a great version of this at a restaurant.  Maybe they aren't the current chic thing for restaurants to be serving, I don't know.  When I tried this recipe for meatballs, I fell instantly, head over heels in love.  These babies were just what I was looking for.  I served them with Sunday Gravy and  the whole family was smitten.  Not only does the flavor totally rock, they are NOT fried.  I love this for  two obvious reasons.  One, there's not a whole lot of splattered, greasy mess to clean up,  and two,  there's not a lot of extra, and unnecessary,  fat added to them.  I hope you give these gems a try.  Let me know what you think!

This recipe is at my new site. Hope to see you there :) I've posted a lot of new things.

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50 comments:

  1. Ahhh, those look fabulous!! And I just want to say, I know how hard it is to photograph spaghetti and make it look good. It is not easy!! Great job!!

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  2. great post, beautiful pix! I'm drooling here.

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  3. I have yet to find a restaurant with meatballs that I like - even at Italian restaurants they taste frozen. These are absolutely mouth-watering! Homemade are always better.

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  4. I love how you arranged the first picture. Makes you want to grab a fork and just dig in to that delicious pile of pasta and meatballs.

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  5. Your meatballs look incredible, and I love your gravy! I made some turkey meatballs a while back that were amazing also - if you're interested, check them out here:

    http://www.dailychef.com/blog/?p=1367

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  6. I just learned recently that Italians eat meatballs (if they eat them at all, most don't, it depends on the region) on the side on a separate plate. It seams to be more of an Italian immigrant dish to please Americans that were used to eat pasta and meat together on one plate.
    But who cares, they are yummy and tasty. Yours look great.

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  7. Those meatballs look fabulous. I am in serious want of that bowl. The fact that you used sausage instead of ground meat must add another dimension of flavor! Yum!

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  8. Yum! Yum! Yum! This is my favorite meal and I also bake the meatballs...great food and a wonderful photo!

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  9. so classic a dish... and just so amazingly delish every time! i could definitely go for a huge serving right now!

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  10. The picture looks fantastic! I LOVE meatballs and have been looking for different meatball recipe, thanks!

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  11. The sauce (Sunday gravy) look luscious and the meatballs would definitely be my favorite part.

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  12. I think meatballs are one of the best comfort foods out there. Looks delish!

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  13. Looks so delicious. Thanks for posting.

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  14. It looks absolutely delicious, great photos ♥

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  15. That's comfort in a bowl! I, also, like that the meatballs aren't fried--genius!

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  16. I love love meatballs. Great photos also!

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  17. Both my husband and I are always disappointed when trying spaghetti and meatballs at a restaurant. I don't know why it is so hard for restaurants to get it right.

    These meatballs definitely look right! I love that they are a mixture of sweet Italian sausage and beef. They look killer.

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  18. i Heart Spaghetti and Meatballs...my sister and i love cooking as well as eating..:) yummmmm!!!and homemade meatballs are the best!!

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  19. Nice balls! I've had a hankerin' for spaghetti and meatballs for about a week now- I think I'll get rid of it tonight- Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Looks delicious! Great Photo too ! you can never ever get tired of Spaghetti and meatballs
    My sister just made meatballs too and please see how her baby daughter Molly react to it! Precious!!
    http://cookng.blogspot.com/
    CookNg Sisters

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  21. This looks soo good! Meatballs sure do make the spaghetti don't they;)

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  22. Always a fan of unfried meatballs.

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  23. How did you know I was thinking about a simi-large plate of spaghetti and meatballs. It seems just the day for it!

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  24. Those meatballs look amazing! You're making me hungry!

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  25. Spaghetti and meatballs is pretty much perfect comfort food. I want to make some now!

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  26. Don't you just love, classic home cooking like this? I just love pasta with meat ball, in fact, I never met anybody who will say no to it. Yours look meltingly good!

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  27. This looks absolutely amazing! We're big fans of the meatball around here. I make big batches and freeze them.

    Your Sunday gravy is on my list to make!

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  28. Yum! As a matter of fact I posted the same kind of recipe on my cooking blog last week. Once I made my own meatballs I can never go back...

    And yours look absolutely scrumptious!

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  29. I want to dig in and devour that whole bowl. Your spaghetti and meatballs look so good!

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  30. I have been craving spaghetti and meatballs. great recipe

    sweetlife

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  31. These sound delicious, and the pictures are amazing. It is late at night and I am wishing I had them right now!

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  32. You are so right, there are few things as comforting as a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. I love that this recipe make enough sauce to keep the pasta drenched in all the tomatoey goodness!!

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  33. Hi Kathleen, Thanks for stopping by I'm playing catch up and this recipe is one I'm going to try. Thanks for sharing.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  34. Hello; few days ago I saw one chef preparing this dish on French Cuisine tv. I like, meatballs a lot in various versions - Indian, Italian, Polish, Scandinavian and son on. Homemade, once you have a good recipe, usually will be better than in restaurant...

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  35. Two things here: Beautiful, and YUM!

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  36. Gorgeous! Congrats on Top 9 GREG

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  37. Yes, congrats! Love me some pasta and meatballs! One weakness of mine that can be dangerous, but I take the risk once a week :)

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  38. I like a good meatball spaghetti anytime!

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  39. This is the way I like my meatballs.
    Mimi

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  40. oh my gosh, i love a good meatball :) yum...

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  41. Those meatballs look so good!

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  42. I made these tonight and they were fabulous! I am a little confused about the garlic though. Do use a total of 10 cloves? Some cooked with the onions and then add more with the meat? Thanks for the great recipe! My whole family loved it!

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  43. Hey Christy. So glad you liked these. Thanks for letting me know how they worked for you. Yes, indeed I use a total of 10 cloves of garlic ;)

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  44. You have minced garlic listed twice, do you really mean to have 10 cloves in the recipe?

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  45. I just pulled these guys out of the oven and added them to my sauce. Let the simmering begin! Here are a few thoughts: I made a half batch without dairy; added a bit more than a pinch of red peppers; used about three cloves of garlic (because I'm from the Midwest); and I was surprised to see what happens when bread and milk sit together for 10 minutes (hint: don't add too much milk). Thanks for putting this recipe out there. Pictures caught my eye, and I know the meal is going to make my tummy smile.

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  46. Thanks for sharing, these were delish! I don't usually care for meatballs but I had seconds of these.

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  47. Great recipe, thanks! I only cook for two, and only had a pound of beef to work with so I cut the recipe in thirds. But it worked and it was great! Just added more oregeno and a touch more salt and red pepper flakes since I didn't have the italian sausage. Even the picky boyfriend enjoyed these, and I loved that I didn't have to fry them!

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  48. wish you had included the sauce ingredients also.

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