Monday, November 9, 2009

Meatball Pasta

  • ground beef x 1 lb
  • bread crumb x 1/2 cup
  • egg x 1
  • chili x 2 chopped
  • herbs: thyme, rosemary, cilantro, basil
  • mustard x 1 tbsp
  • crimini mushrooms x 8 - 10 medium siz, chopped
  • crushed tomato x 1 big can
  • garlic x 2 cloves chopped
  • salt, pepper, olive oil
  • linguini x 1 package
Add bread crumb, egg, 1 chili, herbs and mustard to ground beef. Mix well, in a mixing bowl, with hands. Shape small balls. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to pan, medium high heat, and cook the meatballs, until all sides are brown (for 10 to 15 minutes depending on the size of the balls). Set aside. Saute mushrooms in olive oil (or butter if you prefer) until cooked. Set aside. In the same pan add some more olive oil, start the sauce by frying garlic and chili for 1 minute, add tomato and season with salt and pepper. Add cilantro or basil. Meanwhile start cooking the linguini in boiling salted water. Add the meatballs and the mushrooms to the sauce and let it simmer until the pasta is cooked. Drain and add the pasta to the sauce. Mix well and serve.


  1. Hahah.. this really reminds of the Flying Spaghetti Monster: