Savoury Spaghetti With Meatballs

for 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Savory Spice Blend
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 56 oz canned whole peeled tomato (1.5 kg)
  • kosher salt, to taste.


  • 2 slices white bread, hearty, crusts removed, torn in 1/2 ( 1 1/4 cm) in pieces
  • 10 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese (55 g)
  • 2 tablespoons onion, grated
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, grated
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb ground pork (455 g)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 lb 85% lean ground beef(455 g)
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Savory Spice Blend
  • olive oil, to taste


  • 1 lb spaghetti, dried (455 g)
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • parmesan cheese, a chunk
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped(10 g)


  1. Make the sauce: In a large pot over medium-low heat, combine the olive oil and garlic and cook until the garlic begins to sizzle very gently. Add the red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until the garlic just begins to turn light golden in color, about 3 minutes. Add the Savory spice blend and continue to cook, stirring, for 1 minute more.
  2. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, until the paste has softened and blended with the oil and garlic mixture, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes and their juices and increase the heat to medium-high, bringing the to a gentle simmer. Lower the heat a bit if it’s bubbling and spitting too much. Remove the sauce from the heat.
  4. Using associate degree immersion liquidiser, mix the sauce till swish. Tip: Drape a room towel over the pot to act as a canopy from sauce splatters. Or, transfer the sauce to a liquidiser and puree, then come back to the pot.
  5. Decrease the heat to medium-low and bring the sauce to a simmer.
  6. Make the meatballs: In a medium bowl, combine the bread cubes, cream, parmesan, onion, garlic, and pepper. Using a fork, mash into thick paste.
  7. In a large bowl, gently mix the ground pork with the salt and baking powder. Add the beef and gently stir to combine (you can also use your hands for this). Add the bread mixture, Savory spice blend, and a pinch more salt and pepper and mix until just incorporated. Rub a bit of olive oil on your hands and form the mixture into smooth, round meatballs the size of golf balls–you should have about 25 total..
  8. Once the meatballs are formed, gently lower each meatball into the pot of sauce. Bring to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 25-35 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted into a meatball reaches 165˚F (75˚C).
  9. While the meatballs ar change of state, bring an over sized pot of preserved water to a boil. Cook the pastain step with the package directions. Reserve one cup (240 ml) of food change of state water, then drain.
  10. In a giant bowl, toss the alimentary paste with many giant spoonfuls of sauce to coat, beside many splashes of the reserved change of state water. Divide the food among bowls and spoon a lot of sauce and meatballs over the food. high every serving with freshly grated Parmesan and basil.
  11. Enjoy

Written by Sarah

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