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Spaghetti with Meat Ball in Tomato Sauce

Monday, August 31, 2009




Cook spaghetti for lunch the weekend before last because it’s Little Brother’s birthday, and he asked for spaghetti. I rarely cook spaghetti not because it’s tedious, in fact it’s very easy. It just that the idea of cooking spaghetti doesn’t often pop into my mind.

Actually, i cheated a bit and use a store bought spaghetti sauce, and added in with some of my favourite ingredients. Well, it’s doesn’t matter to my family as long as the food is delicious.

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Spaghetti with Meat Ball in Tomato Sauce

( serves 4 )



 4 serving                     spaghetti

3ooo ml                        water


Meat Ball:

 150 g                           minced pork

1 tbsp                           onion, finely diced

1 tbsp                           coriander

½ tsp                            salt

¼ tsp                            black pepper

1 tsp                             sesame oil

1 tsp                             corn flour



400 g                           store bought spaghetti sauce

100 ml                         water

2 tbsp                           butter

½ tbsp                         corn oil

½                                   onion, diced

1 big                               tomato, diced

5                                      medium size shiitake mushroom, diced

½ tsp                            salt

¼ tsp                            black pepper



To make meat balls:

     Mix all ingredients for meat ball together and roll into small balls. Cover and

      keep in fridge for ½ hr.

 To cook Spaghetti:

    Bring 3 litres of water to boil. Add a pinch of salt and add in spaghetti to cook

    over medium high heat for 11 minutes. Check spaghetti for softness. If ready,

    off heat and drain hot water away.

 To cook sauce:

1.     Heat saucepan and add butter and corn oil.* Add diced onion and salt and sauté

         until  change colour.

2.     Add shiitake mushroom and tomato and sauté 2 minutes.

3.     Add water and spaghetti sauce and bring to boil.

4.     Add in prepared meat balls and cook 5 minutes. Add in salt and black pepper

         to taste. Off heat.

 To serve:

    Dish up spaghetti onto plate and ladle tomato sauce with meat balls onto it.

    Top with finely grated cheese or cheese powder and serve.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Vika permalink
    Monday, October 19, 2009 12:31 pm

    Hi, may i know what kind of store bought sauce did you use

    • cookeatandlive permalink*
      Monday, October 19, 2009 10:16 pm

      It’s Prego Italian sauce. It comes in two bottle sizes and i bought the smaller one ( 397 g ), Traditional flavoured.

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