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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce



I know there are some great Marinara Sauces out there but my family wants meat in their sauce! Today for lunch I made a super simple yet very tasty Meat Sauce for Spaghetti.

2TBS or so of coconut oil
1 lb hamburger - grass fed beef (organic if you don't know your farmer)
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1/4 cup mixed diced peppers (mine were in the freezer - optional)
1 bay leaf (remove when done cooking)
1/ tsp dried oregano
 OR 2 tsp Italian Seasonings
1/2 tsp of sugar
1 large can of oven roasted tomatoes
1 small can tomato paste
1 cup water
1 or 2 cubes of any frozen veggie you want to add - spinach or kale is really good
Squirt of anchovy paste if you have it.
Salt and pepper to taste (I don't salt because I salt my pasta)
(I often add other veggies like carrots and celery to the sauce - sauteing with onions.)

Begin with hot oil - add onions and peppers, and garlic until they start to soften, then add meat and brown.
Add the rest and bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook for at least 20 minutes - more if you have time for the flavors to marry.
 Cook 16 oz of pasta (any regular or g/f pasta) in heavily salted water as long as your package says. Drain
and top with sauce and freshly grated parmesan cheese.  Serve with garlic bread - I buttered hotdog buns and topped with garlic powder and then broiled.

 




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8 comments:

  1. wait..this is what you serve your kids for lunch? lucky kids!! we would call this gravy in my italian family. i love that you put all sorts of veggies in it...nice addition.
    thanks for linking up to Tuesday Night Supper Club!

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  2. Only because spaghetti is MY favorite at home meal and my husbands Least fav. so we eat it for lunch when he isn't around.

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  3. That spaghetti looks awesome! I agree with Christy, you do have lucky kids and it looks like they're loving it! :)

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  4. Julie - thanks! I need to let my kids see your comment ;o)
    We do love our spaghetti!

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  5. Christy, I love the idea of adding the anchovy paste to a bolognese. Never thought to do that! Instant flavour.

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  6. Can I be one of them, eating this Spaghetti with Meat Sauce? I love this.

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  7. Yup. Spaghetti is one of the all-time favorite of all the kids (even grown-up ones) in our family. I should really go eat before I look any further cuz my tummy is roaring! Looks and sounds delish =)

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