Fauxghetti And Meatballs

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So maybe it’s not pasta, but it’s the next best thing and so much better for you. Plus, unlike pasta, I don’t feel lethargic after I chow down on this meal. Vaughan likes to make his fauxghetti with spaghetti squash. Personally, that is not a quash I like. It’s too sweet, so I use zucchini. I use bacon in these meatballs but you can use ground pork or sausage if you like that flavor better.

The Good Stuff:

  • 1 lb grass fed beef (use the higher fat beef 85% lean because it provides more flavor)
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning (I used dried oregano, basil, thyme, garlic, and peper flakes for a little kick)
  • 5 zucchinis
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 6-8 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce (or you can make your own if you feel so inclined)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Basil, chopped

The How To:

  • Chop the bacon well. You can even throw it in a food processor.
  • Combine beef, bacon, egg and seasoning and mix well.
  • Roll meat mixture into small balls and put into fridge.
  • Wash the zucchini and cut off ends. Leave the skin on. Slice on a mandolin into strips (like fat spaghetti). If you don’t have a mandolin, you can do this by hand but it will take you longer.
  • Wrap zucchini strips in paper towels and place in fridge for a couple hrs to sweat. You don’t have to do this step but your zucchini will end up being a little watery when cooked.
  • Place meatballs in a pan and heat up to medium. Sear the meatballs then turn over, searing all the way around.
  • Pull the meatballs out of the pan and set aside. Using the grease in the pan, saute the onions and mushrooms.
  • Once sauteed, add spaghetti sauce, 1/2 cup water and meatballs. Simmer for 20-30 minutes to cook the meatballs all the way through.
  • Pull meatballs and sauce out of pan and set aside. In same pan saute zucchini just until tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt.
  • Plate zucchini and spread sauce and meatballs on top. Top with chopped basil.

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One Response to Fauxghetti And Meatballs

  1. Dysmar January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    This looks delicious and so easy to make. I never though of adding bacon to the meat balls. You are a genius! Thanks!

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