Steven makes spaghetti and meatballs

Based on 8 ratings

Steven Edworthy

Operations at Kitchen Stories

Difficulty

Medium 👍
90
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
250 g spaghetti
250 g ground beef
250 g ground pork
100 g ciabatta bread
120 ml milk
onions
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp butter
60 g parsley
20 g Parmesan cheese
egg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
⅛ tsp white pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
1 pinch chili flakes
800 g canned crushed tomatoes
salt
pepper
parsley (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • 2 bowls (large)
  • frying pan
  • bowl (small)
  • fine grater
  • wooden spoon
  • 2 pots (large)
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet (optional)
  • frying pan (large)
  • spatula
  • ladle
  • colander

Nutrition per serving

Cal
965
Protein
34 g
Fat
47 g
Carb
108 g
  • Step 1/6

    For the meatballs, chop or tear ciabatta bread into small pieces and place in a bowl. Add the milk, mash together with a fork, and let sit for approx. 15 min. In the meantime, finely chop half of the onions and half of the garlic. Fry the onion in the butter for approx. 10 min, until soft and golden. Add the garlic and fry for another 30 sec., then transfer to a small bowl to cool.
    • 100 g ciabatta bread
    • 120 ml milk
    • onion
    • 1 tbsp butter
    • knife
    • cutting board
    • bowl (large)
    • frying pan
    • bowl (small)

    For the meatballs, chop or tear ciabatta bread into small pieces and place in a bowl. Add the milk, mash together with a fork, and let sit for approx. 15 min. In the meantime, finely chop half of the onions and half of the garlic. Fry the onion in the butter for approx. 10 min, until soft and golden. Add the garlic and fry for another 30 sec., then transfer to a small bowl to cool.

  • Step 2/6

    Finely chop parsley and grate Parmesan. To the soaked breadcrumbs, add egg, salt, sugar, nutmeg, white pepper, black pepper, the chopped parsley, and grated parmesan. Add the fried onion and garlic to the breadcrumb mixture, and thoroughly mix. Add the beef and pork mince, gently mix together with a wooden spoon or your hands, until the mixture is homogeneous. Do not overmix. Set aside.
    • 60 g parsley
    • 20 g Parmesan cheese
    • egg
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
    • ⅛ tsp white pepper
    • 250 g ground beef
    • 250 g ground pork
    • pepper
    • fine grater
    • wooden spoon

    Finely chop parsley and grate Parmesan. To the soaked breadcrumbs, add egg, salt, sugar, nutmeg, white pepper, black pepper, the chopped parsley, and grated parmesan. Add the fried onion and garlic to the breadcrumb mixture, and thoroughly mix. Add the beef and pork mince, gently mix together with a wooden spoon or your hands, until the mixture is homogeneous. Do not overmix. Set aside.

  • Step 3/6

    For the sauce, finely chop remaining onion and finely slice remaining garlic. In a large pot, fry the onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, in some olive oil for approx. 10 min. until soft and golden. Add the garlic and chilli flakes and fry for another minute. Add crushed tomatoes, stir, and simmer on a low heat for approx. 50 min.
    • onion
    • garlic
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 pinch chili flakes
    • 800 g canned crushed tomatoes
    • salt
    • pepper
    • pot (large)

    For the sauce, finely chop remaining onion and finely slice remaining garlic. In a large pot, fry the onion, seasoned with salt and pepper, in some olive oil for approx. 10 min. until soft and golden. Add the garlic and chilli flakes and fry for another minute. Add crushed tomatoes, stir, and simmer on a low heat for approx. 50 min.

  • Step 4/6

    In the meantime, fill a bowl with water and line a baking sheet or cutting board with baking paper. Form approx. 20 meatballs the size of table tennis balls, by gently rotating the mixture between wet hands, then place on the baking paper.
    • bowl (large)
    • parchment paper
    • baking sheet (optional)

    In the meantime, fill a bowl with water and line a baking sheet or cutting board with baking paper. Form approx. 20 meatballs the size of table tennis balls, by gently rotating the mixture between wet hands, then place on the baking paper.

  • Step 5/6

    Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and add the rest of the olive oil. Add half of the meatballs and fry for approx. 10 min., gently flipping with a spatula halfway through. Don’t overcrowd the pan to ensure they get a golden brown exterior. Once cooked, remove and place them in a bowl, along with any brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Repeat in batches, as needed, until used up.
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • frying pan (large)
    • spatula

    Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and add the rest of the olive oil. Add half of the meatballs and fry for approx. 10 min., gently flipping with a spatula halfway through. Don’t overcrowd the pan to ensure they get a golden brown exterior. Once cooked, remove and place them in a bowl, along with any brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Repeat in batches, as needed, until used up.

  • Step 6/6

    Add spaghetti to salted boiling water and cook until al dente. About halfway through the cooking of the spaghetti, add a large ladle of pasta water into the tomato sauce. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning. Then add the meatballs and gently stir through and simmer for another few minutes until warmed through. Drain the spaghetti and add to the sauce, along with some parsley, and gently stir. Serve and garnish with some more parsley. Enjoy!
    • 250 g spaghetti
    • salt
    • pepper
    • pot (large)
    • ladle
    • colander

    Add spaghetti to salted boiling water and cook until al dente. About halfway through the cooking of the spaghetti, add a large ladle of pasta water into the tomato sauce. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning. Then add the meatballs and gently stir through and simmer for another few minutes until warmed through. Drain the spaghetti and add to the sauce, along with some parsley, and gently stir. Serve and garnish with some more parsley. Enjoy!