Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs
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Spaghetti and meatballs

Posted by in Main Meals on March 08, 2015 . .

Spaghetti and Meatballs

(Serves 4-6)



500g mince meat (vegetarian mince for vegetarian option)

2 slices of bread

1 egg

1 medium onion / shallot finely chopped

Chopped fresh parsley

salt to taste


1Tbls chopped Cipolle Fantasmi

2 Aglio sott'olio cloves

1x 314ml Jar of Ragu Base

1Tbls Tomato paste

1/2 cup hot water

Salt and Pepper to taste

Pinch of origanum

Grated Parmesan for garnishing


Method meatballs:

  • Grind up the bread slices to form crumbs

  • Mix minced beef, onion, parsley, egg and bread crumbs and salt to taste.

  • Prepare the meatballs in golf ball sizes and put in the fridge to chill whilst preparing the sauce

Method sauce:

  • I would suggest using a wide saucepan (approx 26-30cm diameter) as this will work better when adding in the meatballs

  • Sauté onions Cipolle Fantasmi and add Aglio sott'olio  

  • Add in Ragu Base and tomato paste

  • Add in a pinch of origanum and turn the heat down to a simmer for 15-20 minutes.

  • Carefully drop the meatballs into the sauce - DO NOT STIR!

  • Allow to simmer for approximately 15 minutes on low heat until meatballs springback when you touch with a spoon.

  • Once the meatballs are cooked, then turn off, put a lid on the pot and boil your pasta, drain and serve hot, with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and an optional drizzle of Chilli Bomb Chilli Drizzle


Buon appetito!!!