Dad's Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
An easy spaghetti recipe that is quick to prepare and has great flavor. The perfect recipe for your Sunday family dinner!
pasta dish, spaghetti dish
Liz Della Croce
whole wheat spaghetti
cooked according to package instructions
crushed red pepper flakes
can whole peeled tomatoes
can tomato sauce
Parmigiano reggiano - to serve
Cook spaghetti according to package instructions and set aside.
Heat a Dutch oven or sauce pot over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick spray.
Saute onions and salt for 5-7 minutes until softened.
Add garlic, chili flakes and ground sirloin. Stir to combine and cook until meat is browned. (Do not be afraid to let the meat sit still for a minute! Color = flavor.)
When beef looks like it's about to burn, add in red wine to deglaze the pan.
Use wooden spoon to scrape up tasty bits from bottom of the pan.
Add mushrooms and cook 3 minutes or so.
Stir in whole tomatoes using back of spoon to break down.
Pour in tomato sauce and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes or longer. (Tip: Have leftover parmiggiano reggiano rind? Cut off and add to sauce pot. Remove before serving. Adds tons of great flavor!)
A minute before serving, stir in fresh basil. Enjoy with freshly grated parm.
Excellent source of Vitamin C, good source iron and Vitamin A.
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