Christie's Spaghetti and Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This has been a firm favourite of mine since I was a little girl. This recipe is from a New Zealander ( "kiwi" ) so the measurements are not standard US ones. 500 grams is roughly a pound. 1 cup is 250ml. Garlic, Salt and Pepper are to taste. I make the meatballs about the size of a walnut.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix mince, onion, breadcrumbs, ketchup, eggs, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt and pepper together.
  2. Shape into balls.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan and brown the meatballs and the garlic.
  4. Combine the tomato sauce and water and add to frying pan.
  5. Cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Cook spaghetti noodles.
  7. Serve garnished with cheese and parsley.
Most Helpful

These were interesting meatballs, thought I wouldn't care for the mincemeat but it was quite good. I used homemade tomato sauce and it turned out fine. Next time I will leave out the Ketchup, as I found it a little too sweet for my taste. But will try again. Made for PAC Spring '09

morgainegeiser March 30, 2009