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bottomsmadeofspring asked: Hey Andy! I've been told that you can take already delicious albeit simple meals, like Mac and cheese, and then make them 10,000 times better. What would you suggest for altering just your basic spaghetti and meatballs? I love it as is but I'm starting to get a wee bit sick of the same thing every time. Any suggestions? Also you're awesome and stuff :)
Let’s assume you’re starting with a standard jarred tomato sauce (get the most garlicky one they have), box of spaghetti, and bag of frozen meatballs and have only five bucks to blow on doctoring it but a reasonably normal pantry.
Go to Trader Joes. Get a bottle of Charles Shaw merlot or shiraz, and a box of basil. Put half the bottle of wine in a pot. Put a dozen or so of your frozen meatballs in it, and bring it to a boil until the wine has reduced by 2/3. Now take your meatballs out, put your sauce in, and put your pasta water on to boil in another pot.
Roll your meatballs in a mixture of 1 part brown sugar, 1 part cracked black pepper, 1 part parmesan cheese, and a good shake of garlic powder. Put them in the oven on 375 on a baking sheet with a piece of foil under them. Chop up your basil super fine and stir it into your sauce. Make your pasta as normal, and by the time it’s done, your sauce should have reduced nice and thick and your meatballs should be gloriously glaze-crusted and delicious.
Combine and eat…serve with the other half of the wine.