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Cooking with TAY: Spaghetti & Meatballs

Having failed to cook chicken alfredo, I brought great dishonor onto my Italian bloodline. At least I think I did. I'm really not sure I have an Italian bloodline. Either way, I really screwed up that last recipe. So I'm going to set things right by sharing an Italian dish I do know how to cook: Spaghetti and Meatballs.


First thing's first, you're going to need equal parts ground beef and Italian sausage. Throw it all in a bold and sprinkle Italian seasoning on top. Now, mix it altogether with your bear hands. Mix it! Squeeze it! Grope it like your homecoming prom date! Just make sure it's well mixed.

Once everything is mixed, roll the meat into equally-sized balls and put them on a skillet. I usually set the temperature to med-high. I like the outsides a little more well done and the insides nice and juicy. Be sure to sprinkle on a little bit of garlic powder and salt on the top before they get too browned.


As for the sauce, I honestly just buy the bottled stuff. If you're making a lot, I suggest getting two different flavors of sauce and mixing them together. I also like to add about 1.5-2 tablespoons of brown sugar per jar too give the sauce slightly sweet taste.


Once the meatballs are well browned, you might want to turn down the heat and get the spaghetti going. Boil some water and throw in the spaghetti noodles of your choice. I like the thin ones better than the angle hair noodles. It should take about 7 or 8 minutes to cook it well. Even less if you want the spaghetti "al denti", which I think is Italian for "broken teeth."


Once the noodles are done, you're golden! Shovel a bunch of noodles onto a plate, throw on some sauce, and add some meatballs on top! I'd suggest a sweeter Italian wine to go with it, but as you can see I don't have a wine glass. Or wine. That's just some Cherry Pepsi.

Overall, the meal was pretty good meal! It's cheap, easy to make, and delicious. Plus it makes for great leftovers. I made a lots of spaghetti, so I'll be having leftovers for a while.

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