Spaghetti and meatballs….to tell you the truth its an unusual combination for me as an Italian. We can have spaghetti with meat sauce and we can have meatballs for dinner or lunch maybe with a salad….but the two together….not quite.
But in Italian we said “il mondo e’ bello perche’ e’ vario” which means that the world is nice because there are differences. So it’s nice to have different traditions, recipes and habits.
I like to try different recipes, but this time I wanted to go with something a little more traditional for me.
It’s about meatballs but with an addition of tomatoes and cheese. They become more yummy and delicious with a some oregano that gives a “pizza flavor”.
They are perfect especially for kids because they are tender and savory. They also remind me of the hamburgers that I know are so popular and well eaten by kids.
The best way to judge them is to try them.
6 ounces of ground beef grass fed
1 slice of white bread
2 spoons of tomatoes sauce
1 slice of cheese
In a large bowl whisk the egg; add the beef and salt. Mix them together very well.
Put the bread in a small mixing bowl with some milk and leave to soak for a couple of minutes.
Squeeze the milk out of the bread and add it to the beef mixture. Add the tomatoes sauce, some oregano and at last the grated cheese. I choose the Gouda that is not too much aged but still tasty, but you can use your favorite one like emmenthal or fontina.
Put some oil in a large pan and when it’s hot put the meatballs. Roast them on both sides and than lower the fire and cook them for about 20 minutes.