Baked Beef Balls with Spinach Spaghetti

Baked beef balls and Spaghetti

Beef balls baked and combined with spinach spaghetti, perfect one pot meal…

When I buy ground beef, this is one of the dishes I love to make. Beef balls are baked and are combined with a delicious tomato sauce and mixed with spinach spaghetti. You could add any kind of seasonings or veggies to the ground beef. It’s a one pot meal that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner and can be ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.

Baked beef balls and Spinach Spaghetti

Baked Beef Balls with Spinach Spaghetti
 
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Ingredients
For making Beef Balls
  • Ground beef- 1 lb or ½ Kg
  • Onion, chopped small- 1
  • Red pepper, chopped small- 1
  • Ground Cumin- ½ tsp
  • Chili powder- ¾ tsp
  • Oregano, dried- 1 tsp
  • Paprika- 1 tsp (optional)
  • Soy sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
  • Salt- a few pinches
For Making Gravy and combining with Spaghetti
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Garlic cloves, chopped- 2
  • Red chilli flakes- ½ tsp
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Rosemary leaves- 1 sprig
  • Tomato paste- 1 can (150 mL)
  • Water- 2 cups
  • Cooked spinach spaghetti
  • Salt- to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients mentioned for "making beef balls".
  3. Make medium sized balls, place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes, flipping the balls over half way through.
  5. Remove the baked balls from the oven and keep aside.
  6. Cook spinach spaghetti or regular spaghetti in boiling water till it turns tender. Drain water, drizzle oil over the cooked spaghetti, combine well and keep aside.
  7. Place a large pan over medium heat, add oil.
  8. Add garlic, saute for a few seconds.
  9. Add red chili flakes, saute for 2 seconds.
  10. Add chopped onion, season with salt and add rosemary leaves.
  11. Saute till onion turns light golden in color.
  12. Add tomato paste, combine well, add water and combine well.
  13. Add salt accordingly for taste.
  14. Add the baked beef balls, combine well and let cook for 5 minutes.
  15. Add the cooked spaghetti, combine everything well and cook for 2 minutes.
  16. Garnish with cilantro or parsley if you prefer.
  17. Serve in a plate and enjoy.

 

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