Comfort food at its best has gotta be good ol’ spaghetti and meatballs… one of those meals the whole family relishes. So simple to make with just a few good quality ingredients, I love using the Mutti Polpa finely chopped tomatoes @muttipomodoroit in the marinara sauce as they have the perfect sweetness. The sauce is made by sautéing onion and then adding blitzed tomatoes, dried herbs, garlic salt, chilli flakes, and a pinch of sugar. I also always add a dash of pomegranate molasses to any tomato sauced sauce, I know it sounds odd, but it just brings such a depth of flavour to the sauce, which works every time.
While the sauce is bubbling and simmering away, I start preparing the meatballs, made again so simple with just good quality minced beef, panko breadcrumbs, lots of garlic, fresh parsley, parmesan, and seasonings. I like to make the meatballs on the large and pan-fry them until they are crisp and golden on the outside but not fully cooked on the inside. I then add them to the simmering sauce for a further half an hour to finish cooking, and the result is the juiciest, softest meatballs with a beautifully rich flavourful sauce.