black and white


Spaghetti sauce (

Spaghetti for me is one of those go to meals since you can use ground beef right out of the freezer. I have always been looking out for a spaghetti recipe with the wow factor and I think this one is the keeper!!

2 lbs ground beef or italian sausage
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
2 (6oz) cans tomato paste
2 cups water (if you dont want it to simmer long add less)
3 tsp. basil
1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
1/4-1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup red wine (optional)
1 small onion chopped
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
2 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce
2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 lb thin spaghetti
parmesan cheese

In a large heavy stockpot brown meat breaking up as you stir.
Add onions and continue to cook stirring occasionally until onions are softened.
Add garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water.
Add basil, parsley, brown sugar, salt, both kinds of pepper.
Stir well and bring to a boil. Stir in red wine if using.
Simmer on low, stirring frequently for at least 1 hour. A longer simmer makes for a better sauce, just be careful not to let it burn!!

Cook noodles according to pkg directions. Spoon sauce over drained noodles. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

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