Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Get Those Veggies in Em' - Spagetti and Meatballs with Veggie Sauce!

The Sauce and pasta (Barilla whole grain spaghetti) boiling away.

In the sauce:
- extra virgin olive oil (dare I say EVOO)
- one 28 oz can Fire Roasted Tomatoes (because I had it in the cupboard)
- 5 tomatoes from my garden (which I stuck in the blender with the canned ones)
- onions
- chopped garlic (from the jar)
- basil from the garden
- shredded zucchini (use the food processor or shredder)
- red wine (cause it just tastes good)

Just saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil, add the tomatoes, the zucchini basil and wine and let simmer.

Tip - To hide the zucchini from your kids puree it in the blender and add it in:)

In the meatballs:
- home made bread crumbs, using up those bread ends
- finely chopped onions (again use the food processor)
- chopped garlic (from the jar)
- dash of Worcester sauce
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- and of course ground beef or turkey or whatever you want to use

Get your hands dirty and mix it all together, make into meatballs and bake at 400 degrees till they look done (sorry I'm not good with times, about 10-12 minutes?)


Cooking and the City said...

That looks absolutely delicious! I'm about to have a corned beef dinner but now I want some spaghetti & meatballs :-)

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks good and you know, I certainly love some whole grain pasta. That's all I'm buying these days.