Barefoot Bloggers Spaghetti and Meatballs

by jerseygirl on February 12, 2009 · 22 comments

This month’s Barefoot Bloggers recipe was Real Spaghetti and Meatballs picked by Rebecca from Erza Poundcake. Twice a month, our group makes an Ina Garten recipe and blogs about it. I was a little surprised by the recipe name as I never have had the fake kind. Have you?

The husband was happy as this is one of his favorite meals however I cheated a little bit. In my freezer, I had what my husband calls “the best meatballs ever”. Today was busy with Valentines parties, Cub Scouts and karate so I had to improvise and use what I already had. The frozen meatballs are from a recipe that I took off the Food Network website. Grandma Maronis Meatballs 100 Year Old Recipe was from the Bobby Flay Showdown and these are our favorite meatballs. They also kicked Bobby Flay’s butt. And I mean that in a most affectionate way. Click here if you would like the recipe. I followed Ina’s sauce recipe and it was good if you want a quick sauce. I prefer my “red gravy” cooked long and slow but this was a good standby for a busy day. I would definitely double the sauce as this did not make enough for all the spaghetti. Only the husband and I eat sauce as the kids like butter and cheese so it was enough for ours but not for many more servings.

Thanks Rebecca for picking a nice recipe which fit in great with my busy day. Click here for the whole Barefoot Contessa version.

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Bridgett February 13, 2009 at 1:46 am

Simple and yet absolutely delicious!

Jamie February 13, 2009 at 5:24 am

These look scrumptious! Gotta make these meatballs.

Veronica February 13, 2009 at 9:32 am

Your sauce looks how I wish my sauce had come out!;)

Debbie February 13, 2009 at 9:57 am

Looks deliciousl. Spaghetti and meatballs are my all time favorite meal. I will try the recipe from Food Network you mentioned. I saw that segment and I loved it!!! Poor Bobby!

kat February 13, 2009 at 11:10 am

Yum, that’s what we are having for dinner tonight too

Jennifer February 13, 2009 at 11:19 am

Yummy meatballs-I will need to post my turkey version and see what you think. My kids also prefer just butter on their noodles.

Rosie February 13, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Absolutely delicious Lisa and one of our favourite dishes in my family!

Rosie x

Donna-FFW February 13, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Lisa- This dish looks fabulous. I wish I had meatballs frozen like you.. it would make a weeknight a lot easier in this household sometimes. Your sauce looks great!

That Girl February 13, 2009 at 3:28 pm

It looks good!

Aggie February 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm

That looks delish!! I love easy sauces.

Leslie February 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Oh yum! But where is your recipe for your “red Gravy”..I am always on the hunt for a new sauce!!!

Patsyk February 13, 2009 at 11:29 pm

I’m going to have to get that meatball recipe… always looking for a good one that I can make up and keep in the freezer. Your dinner looks delicious!

mikky February 14, 2009 at 1:47 am

my kids has been asking for this… looks great… happy valentine’s day!!! 🙂

shortbreadsouth February 14, 2009 at 9:53 am

We enjoyed the meatballs and the sauce, but I did only have time to cook half the meatballs and that worked with the amount of sauce.
I may just have to try “the best meatballs ever”, though!

Cynthia February 14, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I have not had this in ages!

Katrina February 14, 2009 at 4:03 pm

The meatballs look great! I just finished off some spaghetti for lunch, but it didn’t have meatballs! Good job.

Clumbsy Cookie February 14, 2009 at 5:41 pm

There’s been a while I don’t have a good spaghetti and meatballs! It’s such a conforting fun dish, isn’t it? I love the look of yours!

Dawn February 16, 2009 at 12:34 pm

You know I could eat S & M almost every night for dinner. I know it's fattening, but I just love it so much. So seeing these just made me very hungry as I haven't had them in over 2 weeks.

Maria February 16, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Spaghetti and meatballs are my kind of comfort food, your’s look so delish!


Peter M February 16, 2009 at 6:18 pm

I think this my 4th or 5th helping of Ina's spaghetti & meatballs….still making me hungry.

Jeena February 17, 2009 at 10:08 am

Lovely meatballs Lisa and I love the heart cookies . 🙂

Winnie January 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Glad I stumped upon your site. I made those meatballs..I saw that throwdown and have made them ever since..I love them so…Can’t wait to try some of your recipes.

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