How to make it

  • Meatballs:
  • Place bacon in processor. Using on/off turns, grind to coase paste. Transfer to large bowl. Using garlic press, squeeze in garlic. Gently mix in beef and all remaining ingredients. Let stand 15 minutes.
  • Line large rimmed baking sheet with plastic wrap. Using moistened hands and scant 2 tbs for each, roll meat mixure into 1 1/2-icnh meatballs.Note: I though 2 tbs made for a rather large meatball, I like mine bite-site, so you may want to use 1/2-1 tablespoon to form the balls. Arrange meatballs on sheet (can be made 1 day in advance, cover with plastic wrap; chill).
  • Sauce:
  • Puree tomatoes with juice and garlic in batches in blender until smooth.
  • Cook bacon in large pot over medium heat until crisp; transfer bacon to plate.
  • Add 1 tbs oil to drippings in pot and heat over medium heat. Add half of meatballs. Cook until brown on all sides, turning carefully with small metal spatula, about 9 minutes. Transfer balls to baking sheet. Add more oil to pot if needed and repeat with remaining meathballs.
  • Increase heat to medium-high. Add onions, crushed red pepper to pot. Saute until golden, about 6 minutes. Add wine, boil until reduced by half, stirring up browned bits, about 8 minutes. Add tomato puree and marjoram. Boil until sauce thicken slightly, stirring occassionaly about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix bacon into sauce. Add meatballs bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until meatballs are heated through and tender, 10-15 minutes. Season sauce with salt and pepper (if needed).
  • Pasta:
  • Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occassionally. Drain; transfer to large bowl. Toss with 2 tbs oil and marjoram, adding more oil to moisten, if desired. Divide spaghetti among bowls. Top with meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and serve, passing additional cheese separately.

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  • lindyjj 8 years ago
    Love the sound of this! Bookmarked! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    a1patti ate it and said...
    I am looking forward to trying this recipe! ^5
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  • chooch621 8 years ago
    This one sounds good!!! I'm trying this one on my next spaghetti craving...
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    " It was excellent "
    spinach1948 ate it and said...
    Sounds good. I'll have to try this.
    Hi 5.
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