Classic spaghetti and meatballs is the ultimate comfort food. It's easy to make, full of flavor and the whole family can enjoy it.
For the meatballs:
In a medium bowl, mix the ground beef, soaked bread, onions, parsley, eggs, Parmesan cheese and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. If the mixture is dry, add 1/2 cup of cold water and mix well. Form the mixture into 12 meatballs.
Place meatballs and olive oil in a large skillet and fry over medium-high heat until brown, about 10-15 minutes, turning them regularly. Remove from heat and dry meatballs on paper towels.
For the marinara sauce:1.
Heat olive oil in medium size saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.2.
Add tomatoes and basil, simmer until thickened, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.3.
Add the meatballs to the tomato sauce and simmer for 15 minutes then add the spaghetti and toss.
Divide the spaghetti and meatballs onto 6 individual plates, top with 3 ounces fresh ricotta and 1½-2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish with basil leaves, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve.