Tagliatelle with Meatballs

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 1hr 50mins




  • To make the sauce, heat the oil in a pan.
  • Add the onions and celery and cook until translucent.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in all the tomatoes with the tomato paste, sugar, and wine, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, break up the meat in a bowl with a wooden spoon, until it becomes a sticky paste.
  • Stir in the bread crumbs, garlic, herbs, and spices.
  • Stir in the cheese and enough milk to make a firm paste.
  • Flour your hands, take large spoonfuls of the mixture, and shape into 12 balls.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet and cook the meatballs for 5-6 minutes, until browned.
  • Pour the tomato sauce over the meatballs.
  • Lower the heat, cover the pan, and simmer for 30 minutes, turning once or twice.
  • Add a little extra water if the sauce is beginning to become dry.
  • Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to a boil.
  • Add the pasta, bring back to a boil, and cook for 8-10 minutes, until tender but still firm to the bite.
  • Drain the pasta, then turn into a warmed serving dish, dot with the butter, and toss with 2 forks.
  • Spoon the meatballs and sauce over the pasta and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!