Spaghetti & Meatballs in Creamy Vodka Sauce
Kick that Spaghetti up a notch with this awesome tasting Italian Meatballs in a creamy vodka sauce recipe. Serve with a simple salad and garlic bread.
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup Italian style bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 to 4 sprigs fresh parsley
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- VODKA SAUCE:
- 2 cloves, garlic minced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 to 4 sprigs fresh parsley (2 tablespoons or more)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 teaspoon Basil
- 28 ounces Italian style tomato sauce (I use Deli Frateli)
- 8 ounces Hunts tomato sauce (Basil, Garlic, Oregano)
- 6 ounces Contadina tomato paste
- 1 half pint heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup vodka
- 1/4 About 1/4 box or enough for the amount of people you have
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 90mins
Chop up the onion in a food processor to get it as finely chopped as possible. Put into a bowl big enough to hold all the ingredients. Add the ground beef, eggs, onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper, oregano, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and soy sauce. With your hands, mix all the ingredients together. When thoroughly mixed, shaped into meat balls about the size of golf balls. Roll them in flour and place on a piece of wax paper.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook until they are brown on all sides.
Heat olive oil in a skillet (I do this step before browning the meatballs and use the same pan). Sauté the garlic, onion, and parsley until the onion becomes translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes. When done combine into a pot large enough to hold the vodka sauce and meatballs. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, vodka, salt, pepper, red pepper, and basil. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the smell of alcohol goes away. You can tell by smelling the steam. Add the heavy cream and and stir well. Finally, add the meatballs cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
While you are simmering the sauce and meatballs, cook the spaghetti, drain, and serve.