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Chili-Style Spaghetti and Meatballs

Prep time 20 mins
Bake time 15 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
If desired, freeze leftovers in single servings--spaghetti, three meatballs, and sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground round
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 (14 1/2-oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14-oz.) can beef broth
  • 1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1 (4-oz.) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Toppings: shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped red onion

How to Make It

  1. Combine ground round, 1 Tbsp. onion, and next 2 ingredients in a large bowl just until blended. Gently shape meat mixture into 18 (1 1/2-inch) balls.

  2. Place a lightly greased rack in an aluminum foil-lined broiler pan. Arrange meatballs on rack.

  3. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until browned. (Centers will be slightly pink.)

  4. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Keep warm.

  5. Cook chili powder in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and next 3 ingredients. Gently stir meatballs into tomato mixture. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes. Gently stir in beans, and cook 3 more minutes. Serve immediately with spaghetti and desired toppings.