Arrabiata Spaghetti Sauce recipe

A spaghetti recipe with veal meatballs


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Making meatballs spaghetti sauce from scratch doesn't have to be complicated, but making it all yourself will be a more rewarding experience both in taste and in accomplishment! Here is a simple recipe for meatballs spaghetti with a tomato sauce that takes advantage of the subtle taste of veal in a tomato sauce.


Ingredients (4-5 guests):

* 1 lb. Spaghetti pasta
* 2 lbs. ground Veal
* 6 ripe Tomatoes
* 2 Onions
* 1 clove of garlic
* 1 bunch fresh basil leaves
* 1 small bunch fresh parsley
* 1 sprig Fresh thyme
* 1 teaspoon Paprika
* 1/2 teaspoon Curry powder
* 1/3 cup Olive oil
* 1 Bay Leaf
* 1 can (5.5 oz.) tomato paste
* 2 cups white wine
* Salt
* red peppers, seeded and chopped
* marinated red peppers
* grated parmesan cheese
* Water to boil the pasta in

Cooking instructions

1) Wash the vegetables, peel and chop very finely the onions and garlic. Finely chop the basil. Peel and coarsely chop the tomatoes. Remove the stems, then chop the parsley.

2) Shape the veal meatballs with the palm of your hands, by mixing ground meat, parsley, half the finely chopped onions, garlic and spices. Season with salt and red peppers.

3) Cook the spaghetti "al dente" in enough water with some salt. Drain when ready, then pour in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil and gently mix.

4) Pour a tablespoon olive oil in a skillet, and in it carefully brown the meatballs and set aside.

5) In same skillet, sauté the remaining onions with the chopped thyme and bay leaf, then add chopped tomatoes and tomato paste. Deglaze with white wine, then simmer to reduce the sauce until you obtain a thicker sauce; after a few minutes, put the meatballs back in. Add the chopped basil leaves and adjust seasoning.

Serve the spaghetti with veal meatballs to your guests; putting some chopped marinated red peppers in a bowl and some grated parmesan cheese for your guests to use at their discretion...