Food in films have different purposes. It is a great way to communicate with the audience. How often do you find yourself sitting in front of the screen, watching a very attractive plate of food, and wishing you could dig in rather sooner than later? Filmmakers can make it so alluring; we can almost smell the food we are watching. As your belly starts to grunt, you might even want to curse the filmmakers. However, this featured dish comes in quite handy when you are – once again – lost on what to cook for dinner.

Anyone can cook spaghetti, right? Since its feature in Lady in the Tramp it is hard to think of something more romantic than eating spaghetti with your date. However, there is no need to re-install your Tinder, as you can just as well eat this recipe on your own or with your friends.

Serves: 4 people. Time: 30 minutes

Here’s what you need:

* 300g spaghetti

* Olive oil

* 2 red onions

* 2 cloves of garlic

* 0.5 red pepper

* 400g ground beef

* 1 egg

* 75g breadcrumbs

* 2 tablespoons of mustard

* 2 red bell pepper

* 4 vine tomatoes

* 100ml red wine

* 750ml passata

* Some basil

* 100g parmesan cheese

Here’s what you need to do

1. Cook the spaghetti like mentioned on the packaging. Rinse with cold water and mix it with a little dash of olive oil.

2. Peel and chop one of the onions.

3. Peel and cut the garlic.

4. Finely chop the red pepper.

5. Heat up a dash of the olive oil in a skillet and fry the onion, garlic and pepper for about 2 minutes.

6. Get a bowl and mix the fried onion, garlic, pepper, ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs and the mustard. Knead the mixture shortly. Add a bit of salt and pepper. Roll the meatballs and make sure they are the size of a ping pong ball.

7. Heat up another dash of olive oil in your used skillet and fry the meatballs circa 4 minutes until they are golden brown.

8. Half the bell peppers in length, remove the seeds and cut them into cubes.

9. Peel and cut the remaining onion in half rings.

10. Add the onion and bell pepper to the meatballs.

11. Cut the tomatoes in cubes and add to the meatballs. If necessary, add some salt and pepper.

12. Pour the red wine and passata onto the meatballs. Simmer circa 10 minutes.

13. Add some basil and the previously cooked spaghetti into your sauce. Mix it well.

14. Divide your spaghetti in deep plates and grater the cheese on top of it.

Buon Appetito!