I place the meatballs on a lined baking sheet in a 425 oven for 8-20 minutes ~ it depends entirely on the size of the meatballs you choose to make. What I’m trying to say in a roundabout, backward, incoherent, motormouthed way is that I derive a great deal of satisfaction from cooking spaghetti and meatballs. Add meatballs to pan; cook 8 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. You can add the wine here if you’re using it. Now you just allow the sauce to simmer for about 30 more minutes. In my hubs words "the salad paired so well with this meal...is there more?" I made these meatballs with a homemade tomato sauce from a different recipe, also greek inspired, for a party and they were a huge hit. I packed the meatballs full of flavor as well. Yes, with spaghetti squash in season the first thing that came to mind is a classic spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce. I LOVE lamb, but I found this recipe a little blah. I used Turkey in place of the Lamb, and Greek seasoning. I did cook them a bit longer in the oven - until the sauce started to bubble. MyRecipes may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Once you taste it, you will truly understand just how delicious it can be. Then scoop out balls and roll them up neatly. We’ll want them to finish cooking in the sauce later. My husband loved it! This ingredient shopping module is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page. the tastiest meatballs I have ever cooked! I use more ground lamb and heavy hand the spices but keep the egg the same. The Cast of Characters: Ground beef, ground pork, garlic, breadcrumbs, eggs, parsley, salt, pepper, canned crushed tomatoes, canned whole tomatoes, onion, Parmesan cheese, spaghetti, and olive oil. But if I had to choose forever between cooking it and eating it…well, wait a minute. Season with salt and pepper. The Fennel-Onion Salad was different and good. My husband and I both felt that the sauce still tasted like regular marinara sauce, so felt this dish was "kind of Greek". This is beef (left), and pork (right), but you could use all beef if that’s what you have…or even ground chicken or turkey. The meatballs are very wet, so refrigeration is essential. We had it with a Cabernet and it was great. This riff on spaghetti and meatballs uses rice-shaped pasta, ground lamb, and feta cheese for a delicious Greek-inspired supper that can be on your table in 40 minutes. I didn't want to buy orzo since I had rice pilaf on hand. It was her 'secret' ingredient. I put them over a flash boiled broccoli/carrot slaw mix instead of orzo to also reduce the carbs. Nice change up from spaghetti. MyRecipes is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. Why don’t I ever wind up with 24 meatballs, or 26? 486 calories; fat 14.1g; saturated fat 5.7g; mono fat 4.5g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 37.4g; carbohydrates 50.7g; fiber 3.9g; cholesterol 94mg; iron 5.8mg; sodium 919mg; calcium 164mg. Cut the spaghetti squash lengthwise and remove the seeds. Pulse the bread several times until it’s mostly broken up. I sometimes also like to add some chopped KALAMATA (pitted : - ) olive to the mix too. I used meatballs from CL's Beef Meatballs (1997) instead of these lamb meatballs. They also fell apart when I tried to brown them on the stove, so I baked them and then simmered them with the sauce. Spoon marinara sauce over meatballs; sprinkle with cheese. Place cookie sheet into the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes to firm up. Meatballs. Line another baking sheet … I usually can't get my husband to eat spaghetti but the meatballs and orzo twist were really good. Mix until combined; be sure not to overmix, so the meatballs stay tender. Delicious, rich, satisfying, perfect. My daughter who is 10 loves to take leftovers in a thermos. That’s what you want for breadcrumbs. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, basil, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic and water. Do not over mix; Shape the mixture into 1 1/2 inch meatballs … He made the fennel salad that was in the magazine as a size dish, (search for the menu on this site for the quick recipe). Definitely worth the splurge for lamb because the meatballs were rich and delicious. Served with lemon pepper sugar snap peas. 11 minutes got us meatballs that were slightly pink inside, possibly because ours were a bit larger than the one inch in the recipe. Using your hands, mix the ingredients well. First, make the meatballs. And pile on the sauce. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. In a large bowl, toss all salad ingredients together and season with salt and pepper. Spaghetti and Meatballs will make anyone smile. The meatballs were easy to make and quicker than I expected. I won't make it again, as it pales in comparison to the CL Lamb Ragu, which is over the top delicious. I LOVE lamb and orzo and when I saw this recipe, I just had to try it. Simmer lamb meatballs in harissa-spiked tomato sauce, and serve over peppery arugula, drizzled with bright yogurt-thickened aïoli for an easy workday lunch. Everyone really liked it, a definite one to make again. I have a rich fantasy life. Chicken Spaghetti Is the Perfect Weeknight Meal, Spaghetti with Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes. Whether you're cooking for yourself or for a family, these easy dinners are sure to leave everyone satisfied and stress-free. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content on their web site. If you're looking for a simple recipe to simplify your weeknight, you've come to the right place--easy dinners are our specialty. For an easy supper that you can depend on, we picked out some of our tried-and-true favorites that have gotten us through even the busiest of days. And the whole tomatoes with their juice. Then briefly knead the mixture with your hands until paste like consistency is achieved. To make the meatballs, combine meat, garlic, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, eggs, salt, pepper, parsley, and a splash of milk in a mixing bowl. The cinnamon flavor really came through in a nice, mellow way making the lamb very tasty. Recipe by Cooking Light November 2009 Read the full recipe after the video. Tasty Spicy Rice Pilaf. Just make sure it’s large enough to hold the sauce ingredients, because I don’t believe in using separate pans in situations like this. Return meatballs to pan. My husband raved about this dish. And finally, plenty of freshly ground black pepper and a little salt. What does it all mean? The small orzo pasta is fun to eat, and adds a lightness to the meal. I used panko bread crumbs and made the meatballs ahead of time. It makes more meatballs than it says so I just added more sauce and feta. Combine breadcrumbs and next 6 ingredients (through garlic) in a medium bowl; stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons parsley. 3 meatballs (they are huge) are more than enough. The meatballs fell apart a bit on the stovetop but it was still outstanding. When you are ready for heavenly lamb meatballs, bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes–no need to thaw. Italian style, with tomato sauce. The meatballs should be made up of about two tablespoons of meat-mixture, but a child is bound to make their meatballs in a variety of sizes and shapes, and it will be your job to step in and steal a bit from a giant and add it to a wee one. Add egg whites, stirring mixture until just combined. Mix together well with hands. I used ground turkey instead of lamb and it worked fine. If I make this again, I will try adding oregano, cinnamon, and maybe a little allspice to the sauce to try to get more of a Greek taste to the entire dish. Two things to note, I got about 15 meatballs and used more than the 2 cups of sauce. This was my first attempt at cooking lamb! WOW! You can use whatever ground meat you’d like to use, actually. Combine all meatball ingredients except the meat in a medium sized bowl. While meatballs are baking, cook spaghetti in pot of boiling water for 10–12 minutes until al dente (just tender). Oh, and make sure the spaghetti’s al dente! And I’m always searching for the hidden significance in that number. The Parmesan is salty, so don’t overdo it. MyRecipes.com is part of the Allrecipes Food Group. Sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley. My husband surprised me with this last night, and it was delicious. Maybe the bottled sauce I used wasn't complementary (WF365 Marinara)? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Many Italian-style reds, … Place the squash cut-side down on the baking sheet and roast it until it's fork tender, about 1 hour. I really enjoyed the warm stinky feta cheese with the meatballs and marinara, and thought that Orzo was a good choice for this meal because it allowed you to get all of the elements into one bite. Pour equal amounts of vegetable oil and olive oil into a large (12-inch) skillet to a depth of 1/4-inch. Delicious for dinner or a party. Definitely, a company worthy recipe. If you saw my coloring, you’d see what I mean. My husband loved it as well, we will definitely make this again. Just AWESOME! We really enjoyed this dish. I made this for him as a Father's Day treat. But, if I did, I would double the salt (definitely underseasoned). The serving size is enough to fill you up and not make you feel guiltly about eating REAL food. Hubby loved this.  I might just serve over pasta instead of the orzo which didn't really seem to hold the sauce very well.  Will make again. And, I would truly make 1" meatballs to get more of that browned flavor throughout (don't know why, as I followed the recipe precisely, but for me, this made 16 1.5 - 2" meatballs, rather than 12 1" meatballs as indicated in the recipe). Served it with a Thai salad with peppers, radishes and cucumbers: great flavor contrast. Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi disagree on which is the better combination. For the meatballs: While the squash is cooking, combine one half of each of the following spices in a bowl: cinnamon, cumin, coriander, sea salt, ground pepper, mint, fresh parsley. It makes an impressive presentation! Add the lamb to the mixture and stir until combined. Roll into 25 1 1/2-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Right. Mix together well with hands. The cinnamon really adds a nice touch. Mix to combine, then shape into 24 meatballs. You’re cooking spaghetti in the meantime, right? This was outstanding. Meanwhile, cook pasta until al dente. The cinnamon in these meatballs reminded me of the taste of my mother's spaghetti sauce when I was a little girl. For a real feast, serve with spinach and/ or a Greek salad. The site may earn a commission on some products. This riff on spaghetti and meatballs uses rice-shaped pasta, ground lamb, and feta cheese for a delicious Greek-inspired supper that can be on your table in 40 minutes. Every item on this page was chosen by The Pioneer Woman team. Toss with pasta and pesto and enjoy with vigor. Instead of frying and then finishing in the oven, I cooked them on the grill! I love—I mean love—making spaghetti and meatballs. The marinara sauce we found had a strong red bell pepper flavor which I thought really added an extra dimension to the dish. I used ground turkey and the mediterannean no fat feta and my family thoroughly enjoyed it. The Fennel-Onion salad, however, was not as good. What a meal! When the oil’s hot, add about eight of the meatballs. I am not a fan of lamb; however, my husband is. This was truly an outstanding dish! It was delicious!! Stir the sauce very gently a couple of times. If you do either or both be sure to cut way down on the salt! After you roll them out, stick the pan into the freezer for about 5 or 10 minutes. Mix together mashed chickpeas, ground lamb, breadcrumbs, parsley, and a few other simple ingredients. Even though I made 1" meatballs, they were not thoroughly cooked during the recommended time. Would also be great to serve to guests...it looks very nice coming out of the oven. I put them in the refrigerator for about 3 hours and they did not fall apart while frying like so many others have stated. Word of caution when browning the meatballs full of flavor as well allow sauce. 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