Easy recipe for how to make classic spaghetti and meatballs. Oven baked meatballs with a bright marinara sauce.
Prep Time: 15minutes
Cook Time: 1hour15minutes
Total Time: 1hour30minutes
1red pepper, cored and diced
1mediumonion, peeled and diced
6cupscrushed or strained tomatoes
1/2tspdried red chili pepper flakes
2poundslean ground beef
In a large saucepan or dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, pepper and garlic and saute for 5 minutes or until the onions are transparent. Stir in the remaining Sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil, and lower heat to a simmer. Let the sauce simmer for 45-60 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Knead the mixture with your hands until thoroughly combined. Roll into 1 1/2 inch meatballs and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven at 400F until cooked through, about 20-24 minutes.
While the meatballs are in the oven and the sauce is simmering, cook the spaghetti pasta according to the directions on the package and drain.
Spoon some sauce in with the noodles so they do not stick and clump.
Spoon some noodles on a plate. Top with a few meatballs and a spoonful of more sauce. If desired, sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.