Thursday, February 12, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers do Meatballs and Spaghetti


I really was looking forward to this post!!! Yes these were terrific meatballs. They came together in a snap and they were so moist and tasty. I have made hundreds and hundreds of meatballs of various sizes and recipes and I have learned that they can be cooked in the oven with great success. So when Ina called for 1/4 inch of oil in a pan and to fry them; I totally ignored that part. I also just used ground beef from the ranch in California that has the sustainable thing going on, I didn't want to use veal or pork like Ina recommended.

The Ragu' was so easy and tasty. I made this recipe after church on Sunday, it took me about an hour. My family loved it.
You can link to the recipe here Ina's Real Spaghetti and Meatballs or click on Ina's picture to order the book.

I added my own mix of Herbs 'd Provance, and I made my own Boule' bread for the bread crumbs.
Check out what the other Barefoot Bloggers did by clicking on the button below!! And thanks to Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake , for choosing this fine recipe this month.

11 comments:

Jordanian Princess said...

These were the best meatballs! They were sooooo good! :)

1freshstart said...

They look great! I baked mine as well.. no sense in adding all the fat to fry them, right?

~Cat

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Cynthia,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Your spaghetti and Meatballs look very yummy. I'd love some of that nice warm bread too!
I'll be sure to came back soon!
Cassie

whatsonmyplate said...

I wish I had the foresight to bake the meatballs rather than fry them!

insanelygoodfood said...

Cynthia!
Thanks for visiting my blog! I totally agree with the frying thing... it may taste better but I'd prefer to not clog my ateries if I can help it.
:o) Jill

Leslie said...

What a great idea to bake these! I'm so impressed you baked a boule to use. Bread is the one thing that intimidates me in the kitchen.

spike. said...

great colors in your picture. I'd like to try baking them next time

Malaina said...

Wish I could have been there to try it. ¿Was it better than the Tyler Florence recipe you made a while back?

Cynthia's Blog said...

Malaina, duh? what Tyler Florence recipe? It sounds vaguely familiar?

shortbreadsouth said...

I though this recipe was really tasty, too. I also added a little Italian seasoning to mine.

Lisa said...

I wish I had baked them too. It would have been much easier than the frying - so messy! And greasy.

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