Paleo Spaghetti & Meatballs
halved lengthwise and seeded
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
homemade crushed tomatoes
For the squash and sauce: Preheat the oven to 392 degrees F and place a rack in the oven.
Rub 1/2 tablespoon of the oil on each cut-side of the squash and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place the squash cut-side up on a baking sheet and roast until fork tender, about 1 hour.
Cool the squash for at least 10 minutes.
Scrape the tines of a fork lengthwise along the flesh of the squash to pull out the long, thin strands.
While the squash cooks, make the sauce.
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick saucepan set over medium heat.
Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent.
Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, and chili.
Cover the pot, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for at least 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Season with salt and pepper.
For the meatballs: Combine the ground beef, chopped onions, salt, pepper, garlic and egg in a large bowl.
Form about the meatballs.
Place the meatballs in the sauce and simmer until firm to the touch and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Top with chopped scallions.