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Why are there so many memes about garlic bread? One does not simply ignore that it reigns supreme in the world of bread. We go beast mode on ours by adding pungent pecorino cheese and serving it with meatballs enhanced with light and creamy ricotta cheese. Kick your normal spaghetti and meatballs recipe to the curb, there's a new sheriff in town.
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You Will Need
Medium Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Prepare the Ingredients
Finely mince garlic and divide into three equal piles. Stem and mince parsley. Halve baguette lengthwise.
Form the Meatballs
Thoroughly combine ground beef, liquid egg, ricotta cheese, half the pecorino cheese (reserve remaining for garlic bread), breadcrumbs, parsley (reserve a pinch for garnish), ⅓ the garlic, ¾ tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper in a mixing bowl. Divide and shape mixture into ten meatballs roughly the size of ping-pong balls.
Sear the Meatballs
Heat a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and meatballs to hot pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 6-9 minutes.
Make the Sauce
Add half the remaining garlic to hot pan with meatballs and cook until aromatic, 30 seconds. Add marinara sauce and ¼ cup water to pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 8-10 minutes. If marinara sauce appears too thick, add up to ½ cup water to loosen.
Make Pasta and Garlic Bread
Season boiling water with a large pinch of salt. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente, 9-10 minutes. Drain in colander and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil. While pasta cooks, combine 1 Tbsp. olive oil, remaining garlic, and remaining pecorino (reserve a generous pinch for garnish) in a small bowl. Spread mixture on cut sides of baguette, place on baking sheet, and bake until golden brown, 6-9 minutes.
Plate the Dish
Place a portion of pasta in a large bowl. Top with sauce and arrange meatballs on top. Garnish with reserved pecorino cheese and parsley. Serve with garlic bread.
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