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SPAGHETTI TACOS INSPIRED BY ICARLY

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2 h 20 min

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7,559,622 views  BwB turns 3 this weekend, so it seemed only fitting to take a crack at one of longest and most hotly-requested dishes in the show's history: spaghetti tacos. I was always hesitant to try, as double-carbing gives me the heebie-jeebies, but I think we've got a satisfying conclusion to man's lifelong journey of incorporating pasta in tacos.

4 servings

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INGREDIENTS

Basil, chopped

4 cloves Garlic, chopped

1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

2 tsp dried Oregano, divided in half

0.5 small Onion, minced

1 can San Marzano Tomatoes

4 tbsp Tomato Paste

Olive Oil

1 pound Ground Beef

1 Egg

1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs, divided

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1 tsp Milk

1 box Spaghetti

1 quart Vegetable Oil

2 tbsp Butter

Parmesan Cheese, shredded

Salt

DIRECTIONS

1.

For your sauce, add olive oil to a deep saute pan along with minced onion. Cook until soft and translucent before adding red pepper flakes and dried oregano, cloves of chopped garlic, and tomato paste. Mix to combine.

2 tbsp Olive Oil

0.5 small Onion, minced

1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

1 tsp dried Oregano, divided in half

4 cloves Garlic, chopped

4 tbsp Tomato Paste

2.

In a food processor, add your San Marzano tomatoes and pulse 5 times before adding to your pan. Add your chopped basil turn to medium low and let cook for an hour stirring every 10 minutes

1 can San Marzano Tomatoes

Basil, chopped

3.

For your meatballs, combine ground beef with egg, panko bread crumbs, garlic powder, milk, and oregano. Mix with your hands to combine and then roll into 1 inch balls. Toss them in the rest of the breadcrumbs.

1 pound Ground Beef

1 Egg

½ cup Panko Bread Crumbs, divided

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1 tsp Milk

1 tsp dried Oregano, divided in half

4.

In a large pot, bring vegetable oil to 350°F and then add your meatballs. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Once cooked, remove and place on a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet.

1 quart Vegetable Oil

5.

Cook your spaghetti until it’s almost done, reserving ¼ cup of the pasta water.

1 box Spaghetti

6.

In a saute pan add some of the sauce along with the pasta and ¼ cup of pasta water. Mix to combine and add butter along with some salt and a good glug of olive oil. Mix or toss to combine

2 tbsp Butter

Olive Oil

Salt

7.

In a non stick pan add shredded parmesan cheese. Let it melt until the edges are starting to brown and then flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from pan and place over a rolling pin and let it cool and harden. Once hardened add some pasta and sauce to it with your meatballs and top with some parmesan cheese.

2 ounces Parmesan Cheese, shredded

8.

Serve and enjoy!

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