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Spaghetti with Mini Meatballs

8
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
If you're not a meat lover, try this recipe with lean ground chicken.

Ingredients

Uncooked spaghetti

6 oz

Uncooked lean beef round

14 oz

Egg(s)

1 large, lightly beaten

Basil

¼ cup(s), chopped

Garlic clove(s)

4 clove(s), medium, minced, divided

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

Sun-dried hot chile pepper(s)

¼ item(s), about 1 tsp, minced

Canned crushed tomatoes

1¾ cup(s)

Water

1 cup(s)

Fresh oregano

2 Tbsp

Basil

1 Tbsp, chopped

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook spaghetti until al dente. Drain.
  2. Combine beef, egg, basil and 2 cloves garlic in a medium bowl. Mix well and roll into about 20 walnut-size balls.
  3. Heat a medium nonstick pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray and cook meatballs until browned and cooked through. Set aside.
  4. Coat a pan with cooking spray, heat and sauté onion, 2 cloves garlic and chile until onion is softened. Stir in tomatoes, water and herbs. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  5. Heat cooked meatballs in tomato sauce for about 5 minutes.
  6. Return spaghetti to pan and heat through. Serve with meatballs and sauce.