Pasta: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

posted by Nikki 01-14-102 5:45 AM

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

1/4 c Olive oil
1 1/2 lb Ground beef
1/2 c Onion, finely chopped
2 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 cn Tomato sauce (8 oz each)
1 cn Mushroom stems/pieces (4 oz)
1/2 c Green pepper, finely chopped
1/4 c Snipped fresh parsley
2 1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Ground pepper
1/4 ts Sugar (to cut acidity)
1/8 ts Dried basil leaves
1/8 ts Ground oregano
1 c Dry red wine
1 pk Spaghetti (16oz)
Grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oil in Dutch oven. Cook and stir beef, onion and garlic in hot oil until beef is light brown; drain off fat. Stir in tomato sauce, mushrooms (with liquid), green pepper, parsley, salt, pepper, sugar, basil and oregano. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour.

Stir in wine. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Uncover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes longer.

While sauce is simmering, cook spaghetti as directed on package; drain but do not rinse. Pour meat sauce over hot spaghetti. Serve with Parmesan cheese and fresh Italian bread. Serves 6. It freezes well.

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