After Hurricane Sandy, we were without power for two weeks. I learned what you can make on a grill, such as these smoky meatballs and tomato sauce. —Andrea Rivera, Westbury, New York
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon 2% milk
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 pound ground beef
- TOMATO SAUCE:
- 2 pounds (4 to 5) large tomatoes, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
- Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.
- Meanwhile, combine onion, bread crumbs, egg, Parmesan, milk and seasonings. Add beef; mix lightly. With wet hands, shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place meatballs on greased grill rack; grill, covered, over medium heat until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
- For sauce, combine tomatoes, garlic, oil, sugar, salt, oregano and pepper in an 11x7x2-in. disposable foil pan. Grill over medium heat until sauce begins to simmer, about 10 minutes. Stir in basil.
- Serve meatballs and sauce with spaghetti; top with shredded Parmesan. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Summertime Spaghetti with Grilled Meatballs in Taste of Home June/July 2016, p82