Meat Sauce For Spaghetti

A6ED2191-0815-42CB-8906-8B33ABEC83FA93AFF8D4-F72A-455F-81F1-0A15E508F42DYou can give it a fancy name if you want but its still just meat sauce. I maybe a little lazy about it because I use good quality pasta sauce rather than starting with diced tomatoes. Seen lots of recipes for it and have made it totally from scratch. Funny thing is I like what I make now better than the scratch version. One thing I found in the scratch version I didn’t like was carrots so I don’t use them. If I am using it for lasagna I make it with 3 pounds of meat and 2 jars of pasta sauce. I double this recipe most times because it freezes great.

1 pound ground beef (you can make it using ground chicken,turkey, or pork)

2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

1 tablespoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 small onion finely chopped

1 rib celery finely chopped

pinch of nutmeg

1 jar good pasta sauce

1/3 cup chopped parsley

1 tablespoon olive oil

In a large frying pan preheated on medium high heat add olive oil then add everything except pasta sauce, and parsley . Brown the meat breaking apart, drain in a sive for a half hour. In the same pan add pasta sauce, meat on medium heat cook till it starts to bubble. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 1 and 1/2 hours. Last 10 minutes stir in parsley . This recipe doubles or triples well and will last in the freezer for 3 months.

About Graham Stewart

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