I know I know… I didn’t make the meatballs from scratch but I actually sorta like the pre-made frozen meatballs and we frequently have them in the fridge for quick meals… they are easy and can be tasty.
First 1/2 of a large onion, chopped and some chopped garlic sauteing in some olive oil
Next 1/2 of a red pepper, chopped
Then 1/2 lb coarsely chopped mushrooms and one small zucchini. Everything sauteed at a relatively high heat to brown and caramelize.
about a 1/2 c of red wine – this was lovely and smooth… not complicated or amazing but very drinkable. I like the Furmanos diced tomatoes the best – they have the lowest amount of sodium of most brands out there.
some Italian season and freshly ground pepper
finally the meatballs
everything simmered with a steady bubble for about 45 minutes – I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t too watery.
And the final product, simmered down – the house smelled delicious
Served up on a pile of rice spaghetti… My Heart gave his approval – I think it’s a dish to do again!