Lately, I've been trying to bring my hubby's appetite back. Since he got sick last week, he is really lost his appetite :(. So, I kept trying to find new dishes that I never cook before, hoping that he will eat and enjoy it.
Once I found out that I can download lots of video recipes into my iPad, I became a downloader-freak. There lots of video were downloaded, one of them is Jamie Oliver's spaghetti and meatballs' recipe, but as usual, I really can't totally follow a recipe. I always tempted to change the recipe by adding some ingredients here and there :).

My hubby didn't say anything, I guess he still had not get his appetite back yet but at least he ate 2 bowls of the spaghetti and meatballs plus a bowl for his lunch at work.
Myself, I liked it alot. The sauce is a bit thick which is I like. I always think that spaghetti should come with a little bit thick sauce, weird huh?! :). Overall, it was tangy and tasty! :)

Spaghetti and Meatballs

1 package of dried spaghetti
1 tsp salt
2 liter water

For the meatballs:
2 lbs ground beef
2 eggs
3 tbsps mustard
1.5 tbsps oregano
1.5 tbsps rosemary, crushed
4 tbsps grated parmesan
4 oz graham crackers, crushed
Salt and blackpepper, to taste
3 to 4 tbsps olive oil

For the sauce:
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 cans diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup chicken broth
1 bottle marinara sauce
2 tsps basil
1 tsp thyme
Salt and blackpepper, to taste

Boil spaghetti in the boiling water and salt. Boil it until al-dente. Drain it and set aside.

For the meatball:
Mix all the ingredients except olive oil in a big bowl. Scoope 1 tablespoon meat mixture and shape it into a ball. Repeat it until the meat mixture are all in balls shape.
In a pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Fry all the meatballs until all sides are brown. Transfer it to a plate. Reserve the oil.

For the sauce:
Stir fry garlic with the reserved oil, until fragrant. Stir in diced tomatoes with juice, marinara sauce, basil, thyme, salt and pepper, to taste. Add in chicken broth, stir well. Add in the fried meatballs, stir continuously until the meatballs are coated with the sauce. Simmer it until the sauces are slightly thicken.

Put spaghetti on a serving plate. Pour the meatballs sauce over the spaghetti. Sprinkle it with grated parmesan. Bon appetite!


  1. duh istri yg baik , g jg dibikinin donk Bel . i lost my apetite since stop ngemil wahahaaa

  2. I would have eaten a FEW bowls of this- it looks absolutely delicious!!!

  3. Aku cuma pernah buat spaghetti pake meatballs sekali dan aku juga sgt suka bgt sebenernya, cuma krn males musti buat2 meatballsnya dulu, aku biasanya selalu buat bolognese krn tinggal cemplung2 doang ;). Ayo Bel, kirim ke Jerman ;)!!

  4. @Veny: kudu dimasakin ven biar dia ada energi buat kerja :) ....*maksud terselubung*..... hayuk ven kmari, nti daku masakin deh...;)

  5. @Anjuli: hahahahah......ya...I coukd make this and bring it to our next love feast ;).

  6. @CG: iya emang kalo bikin meatballs ribetnya musti dipulungin satu2 ya sin, trus digorengin satu2 pula. Aku juga baru skali ini nih bikin spahetti meatballs.
    Boleh....aku kirimin ya sin......fotonya aja....hehehehe *ga niat bener yah*

  7. Love this classic meat balls and spaghetti, but your version sounds more enticing with mustard, and graham crackers. Well done Belzy!