I absolutely love cooking recipes inspired by classic Italian-American dishes. And what better dish captures that nostalgic red sauce flavor than a hearty plate of spaghetti and meatballs? My homemade version is specifically crafted to fuel your inner “Italian Stallion.”
Bring out that Rocky Balboa-style, tough guy swagger as you dive into tender beef meatballs, perfect al dente pasta, and zesty marinara sauce infused with garlic, basil and red wine. This is ultimate comfort food guaranteed to stick to your ribs!
Why My Recipe Rules Like an Italian Stallion
What sets this spaghetti & meatballs recipe apart is how it caters to the machismo qualities of an Italian Stallion:
- Packed with protein from grass-fed beef to build muscle
- Loaded up on carbs from al dente semolina pasta to boost energy
- Hearty portions to make you feel satisfied
- Zesty flavors from Italian herbs, wine and garlic
- Ooey, melted mozz to cap it off
I carefully crafted every component – perfectly cooked pasta, wine-kissed marinara, tender meatballs simmered in sauce – to create the ultimate Italian-American comfort dish to make you feel like a tough guy. Now let’s get cooking!
My Italian Stallion Spaghetti & Meatballs
This recipe serves 4 hungry Italian Stallions. You’ll need:
- 1 lb ground beef
- Panko breadcrumbs
- Grated parmesan
- Olive oil
- Onion & garlic
- Crushed tomatoes
- Red wine
- Basil, oregano, parsley
- Salt & pepper
- 1 lb spaghetti
- Grated mozzarella
- Form golf ball-sized meatballs and sear in batches.
- Simmer meatballs in marinara sauce for 1 hour.
- Cook pasta al dente. Add to bowls and top with 3-4 meatballs + sauce.
- Finish with shredded mozzarella!
More Recipes for Your Inner Italian Stallion
If you love my spaghetti and meatballs, try these other Italian-American favorites:
- Lasagna – Layers of pasta, bolognese sauce, ricotta, mozzarella
- Chicken Parm – Crispy breaded chicken breast topped with tomato sauce and melted cheese
- Eggplant Parm Stacks – Crispy breaded eggplant, tomato sauce, basil and mozzarella
- Sausage & Peppers Sub – Garlicky sausage with sautéed bell peppers and onions on a crispy Italian loaf
They all deliver major comfort and satisfaction. Let me know if you try making any of them!
1. Would ground turkey work instead?
Absolutely! Lean ground turkey is a healthier take that still delivers lots of flavor.
2. Can I prep the sauce and meatballs in advance?
Yes! The meatballs and sauce store well refrigerated for 4-5 days or frozen for 2-3 months. Reheat gently before using.
I’d love to hear if my ultimate Italian Stallion spaghetti and meatballs dish satisfies your cravings for hearty, protein-packed comfort food.
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