Spaghetti with Red Meat Sauce



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Preparation Time15 minutes

Serves4 to 6 people

to taste salt
to taste olive oil
3 tablespoons dried basil
1 pound spaghetti
3 tablespoons powdered garlic
3 tablespoon dried parsley
1 can (28 oz) tomato puree
1 pound ground beef
to taste black pepper

1. Set a large pot of water (several cups) of water to boiling on the stove. Add salt to taste.

2. When it reaches a roiling boil add the pasta, then reduce the heat to medium low, cover and allow to cook.

3. While the water is boiling, brown the beef in a medium sized sauce pan. If the beef is very lean, add olive oil to taste.

4. When the beef is brown add the basil and the garlic. Mix well so that the spices are evenly distributed.

5. Add the can of tomato puree to the beef. Mix well and then reduce the heat and allow the tomato to slowly heat up. If you do not reduce the heat it will bubble and splash.

6. When the tomato sauce is heated, add the parsley and mix in. Add salt and pepper to taste. Then reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer until the pasta is ready.

7. Serve together, with Parmesan or Romano cheese.

Oct 25, 2010 2:14:05 AM Lisa said...

Comment from Grandma Lola:
Daniel dear, the pasta has to be kept at a rolling boil to cook properly. Once it comes back to a rolling boil you can move it down to 2 or 3 on an electric stove and keep a rolling boil, but not to low. Also, a true Sicilian would call it pasta and not spaghetti....Otherwise, it looks perfect!

Nov 30, 2010 4:19:58 PM Daniel Bingham said...

I just tried this using diced tomatoes instead of tomato puree. Stick with the puree, way better.

Dec 4, 2010 4:48:18 PM PastaSarah said...

We tried this a couple of nights ago and it was absolutely scrumptious! A perfect quick and easy meal :)

Dec 5, 2010 1:07:26 PM Chung said...


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