Spice Heist Spaghetti and Beef Meatballs

With Robust Tomato Sauce and Shaved Parmesan

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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Ah, Spaghetti and Meatballs! Few dishes are as reminiscent of family gatherings and comfort food. We kicked this classic up a notch with the inclusion of a Spice Heist Meatball Seasoning Blend crafted especially in Chicago for Home Chef by Spice Heist. They make exclusive spice blends that take the guesswork out of creating completely drool-worthy, perfectly seasoned meals! These meatballs cook up flavorful and juicy and pair beautifully with al dente pasta, a robust tomato sauce, and plenty of shaved Parmesan.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Basil Sprigs
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 14 oz. Ground Beef
  • 1 Spice Heist Home Chef Meatball Seasoning Blend
  • 15 oz. Diced Tomatoes, Canned
  • 2 fl. oz. Tomato Sauce
  • ½ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • Info
    8 oz. Spaghetti
  • Info
    1 oz. Shaved Parmesan

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    588
  • Carbohydrates
    110g
  • Fat
    6g
  • Protein
    20g
  • Sodium
    750mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Pan
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander

Cooking Guidelines

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
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with foil or use a nonstick baking sheet. Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Stack basil leaves and roll into a cylinder, slice across the length of the roll, creating very thin strips (chiffonade). Mince garlic. Peel and finely dice onion.

  2. 2

    Make the Meatballs

    In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, Spice Heist Meatball Seasoning Blend, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Combine together with clean hands or spatula. Form into 6 meatballs.

  3. 3

    Roast the Meatballs

    Arrange meatballs on the prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven on middle rack and cook for 14-16 minutes, or until meatballs are browned and firm. Internal temperature of meatballs should be at least 160 degrees. Remove from oven and set aside.

  4. 4

    Prepare the Sauce

    In a medium pan over medium heat, warm 2 tsp. olive oil, garlic, and onion until aromatic, about 2-3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes (with juice from the can), half the basil (reserving remaining for garnish), tomato sauce, red pepper flakes to taste, and sugar. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until sauce is slightly thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

  5. 5

    Cook the Pasta

    Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Put a colander in the sink. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 7-8 minutes. Drain pasta in colander and return to pot. Set aside.

  6. 6

    Plate the Dish

    Ladle a serving of pasta into a shallow bowl. Top with sauce and 3 meatballs. Garnish with shaved Parmesan and remaining basil. Buon appetito!

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