“Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it’s too assertive to the naked eye.” – Gordon Ramsay
Spaghetti can be as simple as noodles with butter, or as elegant as a delicious meat sauce with sautéed vegetables and freshly grated parmesan cheese. In my home, we like them both, and everything in between.
Today I’m going to show you how to make my personal favorite, along with offering a few variations. I of course use my marinara sauce as the base, and then add several ingredients. If you have my cookbook, Lovingly Seasoned Eats & Treats, you can find this recipe on page 414. I’ll also provide the link to the recipe here at my blog. What is your favorite sauce? Let me know in the comments below.
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Ingredients: Yields approximately 8 to 10 cups of sauce.
2 pounds ground meat: I used fresh ground pork here, but you can use beef or chicken or a combination of either 6 cups of my Marinara sauce or your favorite spaghetti sauce 1~ 16 ounce can of tomato sauce 8 ounce container of fresh cremini mushrooms, sliced 1 green pepper, diced 3 Roma tomatoes, diced 1 medium red onion, diced 2 fresh garlic cloves minced OR 2 tsp jarred 1 TBSP Italian seasoning 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic salt 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper ¼ tsp red pepper flakes 2 TBSP Extra virgin olive oil 4 TBSP salted butter
You can serve this with my delicious Bruschetta as well!
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Here is the LINK for my Marinara Sauce Recipe. Enjoy friends!
PRO TIP: When trying to figure out how much sauce, remember that 1 cup = 8 ounces. This will help you if you are purchasing pre-jarred sauce. It’s fine to go over or under an ounce or two.
1. Heat a large skillet; add 1 TBSP oil, 2 TBSP of the butter, and meat; fry until crumbly.
Fry on medium heat until crumbly.
2. In another skillet, add all veggies, spices, and garlic, sauté covered until tender, about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally;
3. Next add tomato sauce and blend.
4. Next add cooked meat and blend.
5. Simmer for at least 1 hour covered, stirring occasionally.
6. In a large stock pot heat about ¾ full pot of water to a boil; cook noodles according to package instructions.
Serve with a salad and my delicious Bruschetta. Watch my YouTube Video here!
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“Cooking is about creating something delicious for someone else.” – Ayumi Komura
It’s a bit early for salad in my opinion, but this is a good one for sure! We are a family of comfort food in the cooler weather, and dive head first into grilling & salads once the weather begins to warm up!
If you have a copy of my wonderful cookbook, Lovingly Seasoned Eats and Treats, then you’ll be able to find this yummy recipe on page 77. If you don’t own a copy of it, you can purchase it here in either a beautiful spiral bound softcover or NEW, a Downloadable PDF version. o purchase my original cookbook, Lovingly Seasoned Eats and Treats in either a spiral bound soft cover OR NEW, a Downloadable PDF version.