Spaghetti With Bacon Meatballs

Spaghetti With Bacon Meatballs
Sang An
Finely chopped bacon, garlic, parsley, and onion pack loads of flavor into hearty beef meatballs.

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Serves 4
preparation
25
minutes
cooking
25
minutes

Ingredients

1
small onion, very coarsely chopped
3
slices bacon, very coarsely chopped
2
cloves garlic, peeled
1/4
cup
fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1
pound
ground beef chuck
1/2
cup
grated Parmesan (2 ounces), plus more, shaved, for serving
3
tablespoons
bread crumbs
1
large egg
kosher salt and black pepper
12
ounces
spaghetti (3/4 box)
3
cups
marinara sauce

Directions

  1. Heat broiler. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta. In a food processor, combine the onion, bacon, garlic, and parsley; pulse until finely chopped, 10 to 15 times. Transfer to a medium bowl, add the beef, Parmesan, bread crumbs, egg, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper, and mix gently to combine.
  2. Form the beef mixture into 16 meatballs (about 2 tablespoons each) and place on a foil-lined broilerproof rimmed baking sheet. Broil, turning once, until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  4. Heat the marinara sauce in a large skillet over medium heat, 2 to 3 minutes; add the meatballs and toss gently to coat. Serve over the pasta and sprinkle with the shaved Parmesan.
Charlyne Mattox
October 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 817
  • Fat 26 g
  • Sat Fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 138 mg
  • Sodium 1,617 mg
  • Protein 46 g
  • Carbohydrate 96 g
  • Sugar 19 g
  • Fiber 5 g
  • Iron 7 mg
  • Calcium 333 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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