Fast Fixes

March 2, 2018
Carbonara & Meatballs

DIFFICULTY: Easy

Makes 4 to 6 servings
Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes


Ingredients:

For the meatballs:
½ kg ground beef
5 slices loaf bread, shredded and soaked in
½ cup Nestlé® All Purpose Cream
¼ cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
Cooking oil for frying

For the carbonara:
5 pieces bacon strips
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup minced garlic
1 pack Nestlé® All Purpose Cream (250ml)
½ cup water
¼ cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
½ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
300 grams spaghetti, cooked according to package instructions

Procedure:

Meatballs:
1. Prepare meatballs by mixing meatball ingredients together in a bowl. Test-fry the mixture and adjust seasoning according to taste.
2. Scoop 2 to 3 tablespoons of mixture and form into small balls, almost as big as golf balls. Set aside.
3. Heat cooking oil and fry prepared meatballs until brown. Set aside.

Carbonara:
1. Fry bacon until crispy to extract oil. Remove bacon from the pan and chop into small piece. Set aside.
2. Stir-fry garlic until fragrant and golden brown. Add chopped bacon. Pour in Nestlé® All Purpose Cream and water. Simmer then lower heat.
3. Add cheeses and cook until cheeses dissolve. Season with salt & pepper. Toss-in spaghetti and meatballs. Mix to fully incorporate sauce.
4. Serve topped with meatballs.