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This is another simple and straightforward recipe for the 9jafoodie 30-minute meal series. Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic Italian combination that is pleasing to kids and adults alike. I made use of ground turkey in my version, feel free to use ground beef or ground pork if you prefer.

I know the ingredients list looks a little long, but it really not I promise. Most of them are repeated, I only sectioned off the list to make the recipe a little easier to approach.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Serves: 4

For the meatballs:
  • 2 cups ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 cube maggi
  • Salt – to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black or Cameroon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground garlic (or 2 minced cloves)
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 handful raw spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup sliced onions
  • 4 large tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 cup Tomato or Nigerian sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon curry
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon basil (optional)
  • Salt & Maggi – to taste
  1. Place a large pan on medium-high heat, add in 5-6 cups of water and bring to a rolling boil. Add in some salt, a little oil and the spaghetti. Boil pasta briefly for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside
While pasta is boiling:
  1. Thoroughly combine all ingredients for the meatballs. Portion out one tablespoon of mix at a time and roll between your palms to form a ball. Set aside and repeat until all formed.
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  3. Place a large pot on medium heat and heat up oil. Add in the meatballs. Fry until brown on all sides. Add the onions and fry until fragrant.
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  5. Add the tomatoes and left over ingredients excluding pasta and cook for 10 minute. Add in pasta. Combine. Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy
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