I love spaghetti. Actually, I love any pasta dish. Italian is my favorite.
Growing up my mom always made the most delicious sauce. A recipe that was handed down throughout my family. A recipe that I have yet to get my hands on.
So, what do I do? Improvise, of course.
I'll be honest, a lot of times I'd buy canned spaghetti sauce, mix it with beef and call it a day. I hope you're not cringing too much.
Then? This recipe came into my life & changed the way I'll ever make spaghetti again.
First up, gather your ingredients:
2 tsp olive oil
1 large chopped onion
1 finely chopped carrot
2 minced garlic cloves
28 oz crushed tomatoes
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp basil
1 lb lean ground beef (not pictured, as it was cooking during this pic)
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes.
- Add ground beef to skillet. Cook until browned, about 4 minutes.
- Stir in tomatoes and tomato puree, salt, red pepper flakes and basil; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes for flavors to blend and for sauce to thicken slightly; spoon sauce over spaghetti.
If you try it, let me know how life-changing it is. ;)