Joe’s Special Meatballs

I had some chanterelles on hand from the recent harvest from the woods so those are the mushrooms I used but use whatever ones you have access to.

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

1 pound ground beef

½ cup fresh bread crumbs

1 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon butter

3 eggs

1/4 pound chanterelle mushrooms sliced

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon oregano

1 package fresh Spinach leaves, chopped

½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese

8 ounce package spaghetti noodles

Heat olive oil and add onions and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes, until they turn translucent. Remove from pan and put half of them in a bowl with the ground beef and set half aside. Mix ground beef with the onions and garlic and add bread crumbs, salt, pepper, 1 egg and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. Form into meatballs and brown in pan in tablespoon of butter. Add mushrooms, nutmeg, oregano and spinach. Cook over medium heat until liquid from the spinach has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Remove meatballs from pan and place on top of cooked spaghetti noodles on a platter. Add the 2 eggs, lightly beaten, to the spinach mixture and stir until eggs are cooked. Pour spinach mix on top of pasta and meatballs and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.

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