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Super Simple Spaghetti with meat sauce--NEW!

Recipe: Super Simple Spaghetti with meat sauce--NEW! NEW


    Today/'s recipe is about easy and from scratch at the same time. This is a perfect starter recipe for a new cook. It is simple for a weeknight or a spaghetti party during a recession. Not expensive to make and with a salad and garlic bread you/'ve rounded out your meal.

Serves 4


    1 lb. hamburger (you choose the quality level based on budget)
    1 Tbl of olive oil
    1 large onion chopped (white or yellow, mild or sweet)
    1 clove of garlic, minced
    ¼ tsp of grated sea salt
    1 tsp of sugar
    2 tsp of Italian spice blend
    2 - 15 oz cans of diced tomatoes or 4 cups of fresh tomatoes chopped
    1 - 6 oz can of tomato paste
    1 cup of water or red wine
    1 10 oz package of spaghetti, cooked (just follow the directions on the box)
    Grated parmesan to pass


    Put your pot of water on to boil so that when the sauce is almost ready, you can quickly cook and drain your spaghetti.

    In a soup pot or large sauté pan add your oil, hamburger and onion. Heat on medium high and brown the burger and cook the onion. Break up the meat into bite-sized chunks as it cooks. You want to get the meat cooked until no pink shows. Then add the garlic and stir. Now add the salt, sugar, spices, tomatoes and tomato paste with one cup of water or wine. Heat until boiling and then turn it down to a simmer and cook for about an hour. Stir occasionally to make sure the sauce is not sticking to the bottom of the pot and if the sauce is getting too thick for your taste, you can add more liquid. You want to cook the sauce a fair amount of time so it breaks down the tomatoes and they become a smooth consistency. You/'ll still have a lumpiness from the onions and of course, the beef.

Serving Suggestions:

    When ready to serve, drain your cooked spaghetti. Put the noodles on the plate and top with sauce. You can then sprinkle on the parmesan cheese if you choose.

Enjoy. Cheers! Zola

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