Spaghetti & Meatballs

One pasta dish that never goes out of style is Spaghetti & Meatballs; and ours is no exception. Prepared with an Italian san marzano tomato marinara, extra virgin olive oil and hand-rolled meatballs; we love to drink it with a glass of our Trebbio Chianti. This medium-bodied wine has soft tannins with notes of deep berries and baking spices, that pair perfectly with this savory pasta. View the full recipe below and don’t forget to tag us in your posts at @pinstripesbbb so we can show off your kitchen skills!

Suggested Pairing
Trebbio, Chianti

Ingredients

  • 8 oz of DeCecco spaghetti pasta, uncooked
  • 2 Tbl extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbl minced garlic
  • 1 can (14 oz) of Carmelina tomatoes
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbl basil, julienne

Garnish:

  • 1 tsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp grated parmesan
  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water for approx 5 minutes or until al dente, then drain
  2. In a pot, heat the olive oil and garlic. Cook until the garlic is golden brown
  3. Add the tomatoes, sugar, salt and basil and bring to a boil
  4. Let the sauce simmer for 5 minutes and adjust the seasoning if needed
  5. Add the drained pasta to the sauce and toss until it is fully coated
  6. Plate the pasta in a bowl and top with grated parmesan and parsley
  7. Pair with your favorite meatballs (recipe below)
  8. Enjoy!

Meatball Ingredients

  • 2 oz butter, unsalted, melted
  • 2 Tbl garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 lb, 4 oz ground beef
  • 1 ea whole eggs
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • 2 Tbl parsley, chopped
  1. In a small pot, melt the butter and then add the garlic, salt and pepper. Lightly sweat the garlic then set the mixture aside and allow it to cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef and eggs
  3. Pour the cooled butter mixture into the bowl and mix by hand until fully incorporated
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs, grated parmesan and parsley. Add the ingredients to the ground beef mixture and mix by hand until fully incorporated. *Do not over mix*
  5. Use a scoop to portion out the meatballs, approx 2 oz each
  6. Hand-roll the meatballs and place them on a tray
  7. Bake in a 400-degree oven for approx 10-15 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees
  8. Enjoy!