Try this "see-it-and-believe-it" recipe yourself and discover that meatballs and spaghetti can be made in no time.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Tomato Sauce

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


Combine all ingredients for meatballs and shape into balls the size of walnuts. Place in a microwave-safe pan or Pyrex dish. Cover with baking paper. Microwave on high for 5-6 minutes. Drain and serve with spaghetti and tomato sauce.

For the sauce, microwave chopped onion and garlic in oil for 3 minutes until tender. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper, and sugar. Cook uncovered on high for 5 minutes. Stir in cornstarch and microwave on high for 3 minutes until thickened. Remove from microwave and puree with hand blender or in food processor until smooth.

Serves 4–5.