Sunday, January 22, 2012

Simple Spaghetti Sauce

I love whole wheat pasta, but there is just something about plain, old-fashioned spaghetti that, well, satisfies the soul.  In the time that it takes you to make the salad and garlic bread, this sauce will be ready to serve.  The secret?  Start with a jar of sauce rather than straight from scratch.  I love Prego, but you can use your favorite sauce.
Simple Spaghetti Sauce
1 pound ground chuck
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 jar Prego, fresh mushroom
1/2 jar Prego, garden combination
1 can Hunts (14.5 oz) chopped tomatoes with green pepper, onion, & celery
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, roasted (see recipe below)
1/2 cup water
Brown ground beef with onion, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and drain.  Add all other ingredients to saucepan and stir well to combine.  Heat over medium heat until bubbly.  Reduce to a simmer until ready to serve over your favorite pasta.
Roasted Mushrooms
1/2 pound mushrooms (any type)
enough olive oil to drizzle over mushrooms
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  Slice mushroom about a quarter of an inch thick and place in single layer on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Roast for about 15 to 20 minutes or until browned.

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Sunflower Sue said...

This looks soooo good. I am going to try to make this tonight. Yummm

Bubble My Licorice said...

omg this recipe seems amazing!!!!
I'm gonna try it!

micaharu said...

looks delicious~ i'm gonna ask my mom to make it for me, but then again she's the type who doesn't put effort to cooking.
I really want to try eating this, thanks for the recipe

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