Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Big D’s Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce is an inexpensive meal and makes terrific leftovers.


·         2 pounds ground beef
·         2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
·         ¼ cup diced white onion
·         1 tablespoon minced garlic
·         2 (28 ounce) can tomato puree
·         ¼ teaspoon to ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
·         1 teaspoon dried thyme
·         1 tablespoon dried basil
·         2 teaspoons salt
·         Freshly ground pepper
·         1 tablespoon sugar


1.       In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the oil and cook the ground beef until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.

2.       Add the onion and garlic and cook 3 minutes more, until lightly browned.

3.       Add the tomato puree, red pepper flakes, thyme, basil, salt, pepper, and sugar.

Let simmer for 10 minutes, covered. Taste and adjust seasonings. Can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days or in the freezer for 1 month.

Happy Cooking

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