Greek Spaghetti and Meatballs

Delicious, moist meatballs in a rich red wine infused tomato sauce, served with pasta – a perfect weeknight dish

Done in 1 hour

Serves 4

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Ingredients

This recipe is inspired by Keftedes, Greek meatballs. They are sometimes served in a tomato sauce, which is called Soutzoukakia. I've served it all with bucatini, for a fun twist on classic spaghetti and meatballs

Method

Combine all of the meatball ingredients, but be careful not to overmix. Let the meatball mixture sit in fridge for one hour before shaping.

Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil until softened and fragrant. Add tomato paste, cook for 1-2 minutes until darkened, then deglaze with red wine.

Add the tomatoes, cumin, sugar, salt, and bay leaf, and leave to cook on a low heat for 20-30 minutes, or until thickened and reduced.

Shape the meatballs, and place on an oiled baking tray. Bake at 200 C for 20 minutes or until cooked through and browned on top. Add to the sauce.

Add the cooked pasta and a splash of pasta water to the sauce and meatballs, and gently toss, taking care not to break apart any meatballs. Serve, and enjoy!

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