Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Few dishes evoke warm, homey feelings for more people than spaghetti with meat sauce. This classic tomato with meat sauce that can be put together quickly when you are in a rush or simmered slowly for several hours to develop a richer flavor.

Spaghetti with meat sauce can be made with as much or as little meat as you like. It’s also very good with out meat!

History of Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Also known as Bolognese, the history of spaghetti with meat sauce is a little convoluted. One source goes as far as to say that this classic Italian dish doesn’t even come from Italy. Here are two opposing histories for you to read & come to your own conclusion. Yes, it’s Italian! Oh, no, it isn’t!

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 28 oz can or 2 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 12 oz tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 lbs spaghetti noodles

Stove Top Directions

  1. Brown ground beef in large stock pot. If using a leaner cut there is no need to drain. Cuts with more fat, drain.
  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients, except for the noodles. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes to several hours on low with pot covered.
  3. Cook spaghetti according to the package directions. Drain well. Stir into pot with sauce.
  4. Serve with grated parmesan, if desired.

Crockpot Directions

  1. Brown ground beef in large skillet. If using a leaner cut there is no need to drain. Cuts with more fat, drain.
  2. Put cooked beef and all of the remaining ingredients, except for the noodles, into crockpot. Cook on low for at least 2 hours.
  3. Cook spaghetti according to the package directions. Drain well. Combine with sauce.
  4. Serve with grated parmesan, if desired.

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

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