Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

You need: spaghetti noodles, 2 T of olive oil, 1 large onion, carrots, 2 garlic cloves, 3/4 lbs of ground beef, 28 oz can of tomatoes, 1/4 c of Parmesan, Italian seasonings.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 8 to 10 minutes.

Cook the pasta according to the directions.

Increase heat to medium-high. Add the beef, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Serve the pasta with the sauce and sprinkle with the Parmesan.

This was good, but I'm not sure if it is better than regular spaghetti sauce with meat. The sauce was a bit bland and so I added extra garlic and Italian seasonings. I froze the left over sauce, so that will be nice to have on hand for a quick meal.
Printable recipe HERE.

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