I think everyone has a go-to dish in the kitchen. One of the very first things I cooked was pasta and it has been my go-to dish ever since. I usually always have the ingredients on hand for spaghetti and meatballs. It is a family favorite that everyone enjoys and is easy and quick to cook.
This week, I decided to try my hand at Tyler's Spaghetti and Meatballs, found here. It is not much different from my own recipe as Tyler uses both ground beef and pork. The main difference between my recipe and Tyler's recipe is the size of the meatballs. I usually make small to medium sized meatballs, but Tyler makes 10 HUGE meatballs. And, I have to say that I think this is a great idea! Who wants to spend 20 minutes rolling out medium-sized meatballs when you can make 10 huge meatballs? Tyler also fries his meatballs briefly and then finished them off in the oven, after they have been topped with cheese! Pretty tasty Tyler, pretty tasty! Why not sneak extra cheese into a dish if you can? It doesn't hurt my feelings at all : )
Notes: I love the idea of making 10 big meatballs instead of many smaller ones. This makes the process go faster and helps me out when it is time to serve the dish. My husband will happily gobble up the meatballs, while my daughter won't want one at all. She doesn't even like to have pieces of ground meat in her sauce. The big size of the meatball really helped with this. This spaghetti is very close to what you might already be making and serving at home. It is a dish that everyone will love and a great staple in Tyler's archive of recipes. Tyler's recipe calls for a Pomodoro sauce, I used my own spaghetti sauce that was made with my mom's homegrown tomatoes.
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