One of our favorite family meals is Pasta and Meatballs. Ever since Sarah was little she would ask for a (and finish her plate) pasta and meatballs. The “secret” to this recipe is… oatmeal!IMG_1498

Step 1: Make sauce or place a jar of sauce in a saucepan.

Step 2: Combine ground beef, oats and egg.IMG_2583

Step 3: Roll meat into small balls (they cook quicker). Place in sauce pan.IMG_1490Step 4: Bring to a boil.IMG_2592Step 5: Mix gently (to avoid breaking the meatballs), cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 6: Cook noodles according to package.IMG_1493Step 7: Plate and enjoy.IMG_1498

Pasta & Meatballs
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb ground beef
  2. 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  3. Noodles
  4. 1 tbsp olive oil
  5. 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  6. 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  7. 30 oz can crushed tomato sauce
  8. 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Make sauce.
  2. Combine ground beef, oats and egg.
  3. Roll meat into small balls (they cook quicker). Place in sauce pan.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Mix gently (to avoid breaking the meatballs), cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Cook noodles according to package.
  7. Plate and enjoy.
Notes
  1. Tip: I like to use gloves when working with raw meat.
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