Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Special Spaghetti Meatball

1) Spaghetti
1 packet spaghetti
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chopped parsley

2) Sauce
2 tbsp olive oil
1 can tomato paste
1 large yellow onion - cubed
1 small capsicum - cubed
1/2 can pineapple - cubed
1/4 cup water
4 pcs basil leaves
1 tsp Italian herbs
1/2 cup grated cheese
Salt to taste

3) Meatballs 
1/2 kg minced beef
1 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 cloves garlic - finely chopped
1/4 cup parsley - finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparing Spaghetti
1. Boil spaghetti until cooked. Removed and drain the water. Transfer to a bowl
2. Add butter, olive oil and parsley. Mixed thoroughly. Set aside

Preparing Meatballs
1. Soak the bread in the water. Squeeze gently and drain the water. Transfer into a large bowl
2. Add in minced beef, egg, cheese, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir until it well mixed. Shape it into a small balls
3. Heat oil in a wok. Fry the meatballs in batches until brown (about 8-10 minutes). Removed and set aside

Preparing the sauce
1.  Heat olive oil in the sauce pan, sauté the onion until soft. Add in capsicum and basil
2. Add tomato paste and Italian herbs. Add in the water and season with salt and pepper
3. Add the pineapple and meatballs into the sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes
4. Finally add grated cheese and its ready to served

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