Friday, April 2, 2010

Spaghetti and Meatballs

My boyfriend, Stephen, had an interesting response to what I made him for dinner tonight. He wasn't exactly thrilled about the meatballs. He said "Hmm, spaghetti and meatballs? I mean, Spaghetti and steak would be good or spaghetti and chicken, but meatballs?! But... I'll eat it." Of course this made me think... First of all, you better eat it if I made it for you. Second of all, what's wrong with meatballs? Third of all, spaghetti and steak? What? ... Well, about 45 minutes after dropping the food off to him at work, I got a text message saying that he had changed his mind because the meatballs were really good.

Turkey Meatballs

1 lb. ground turkey breast
1/2 c. ricotta
1 egg
1/2 c. breadcrumbs
1 c. frozen spinach
Salt and pepper
Ground red pepper

Combine all of the ingredients and form into about 10-12 large meatballs. In large skillet, sear meatballs on two sides for 3 minutes per side. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15-17 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.

Quick Spaghetti Sauce

1/2 onion, diced
2 cans tomato sauce
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1/2 c. chicken broth
Salt and pepper
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 t. dried basil
1 t. dried parsley

In large pot, sweat onions with garlic powder, basil, parsley, salt and pepper for about 4-5 minutes, or until they are translucent. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and chicken broth. Mix well and let simmer for 15 minutes.

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