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Spaghetti Meatballs

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Vincenzo's Plate
Vincenzo’s Plate, a 30-something year old, food obsessed Italian living in Australia cooks traditional Italian meals with family and friends.
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This is Spaghetti meatballs but not the way you might know it! This is the REAL DEAL – Spaghetti with MINI meatballs taught by the master in the kitchen, my inspiration, my Nonna! If you want to find the perfect recipe to help you bring the real taste of Italy into your kitchen, THIS IS IT. Don’t waste any more time making this dish the wrong way – try MY NONNA’S way and never go back.

1HR 20MIN

Total Cooking Time

11

Ingredients
Vincenzo's Plate
Vincenzo’s Plate, a 30-something year old, food obsessed Italian living in Australia cooks traditional Italian meals with family and friends.
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Ingredients
US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
10.5 oz
Ground Veal
1
Egg , separated
yolk only
to taste
to taste
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2
Onion
2 2/3 cups
Tomato Passata
3 stalks
to taste
Spaghetti Alla Chitarra
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Directions

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Step 1
Add Egg (1) to a bowl of Ground Veal (10.5 oz) and whisk it through using a fork. Add Parmesan Cheese (to taste) and Salt (to taste) then continue to mix it well. Give the meatball ingredients a final mix using your hands. Pour some Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (to taste) onto a small plate, then rub some onto the palm of one of your hands.
Step 2
Get a small amount of the mince, then roll it into a ball using the palm of your hand and place it onto a large, flat plate that has just a touch of oil on it so that the mini meatballs don’t stick to it! Boil water in a small saucepan and then cook the meatballs for 1-2 minutes. Using a large spoon with holes at the bottom, strain the mini meatballs and place them onto a small plate to rest.
Step 3
Turn the stove up to a medium heat. Get a large pot and add a generous amount of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (to taste) . Cut Onion (1/2) and Carrot (1) into small pieces and add these to the pan. Once it heats up, add Tomato Passata (2 2/3 cups) and mix using a wooden spoon. Then add Celery (3 stalks) , Fresh Basil Leaves (4) and a small amount of Salt (to taste) . Mix well and then leave to simmer on a low heat for around an hour, mxing it every now and then.
Step 4
Put a small saucepan on the stove at a low heat. Scoop up a large spoonful of sauce and add it in, then add all of the mini meatballs and mix the sauce through. Leave this to cook for about ten minutes.
Step 5
Bring 5L of water to boil in a large pot. Add Spaghetti Alla Chitarra (to taste) and cook it for around 3-5 minutes. Every so often, mix a wooden fork through the pot so that the strands of pasta don’t stick together. Then, add another generous amount of sauce on top before sprinkling LOTS of freshly grated parmesan over it and mixing through. Then, add the DELICIOUS mini meatballs, mix through again. Serve and enjoy!

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