Classic Italian Spaghetti

Christopher Gonzalez


I've been making spaghetti for as long as I've been in a kitchen. It's always been one of my favorites. A friend of mine told me once my spaghetti was the best he's ever eaten, so considering I was only 24 at the time, I was inspired to keep perfecting the dish any chance I got. Hope everone enjoys.

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8 to 10


45 Min


45 Min


Stove Top


16 oz
thin spaghetti pasta
2 lb
ground chuck
2 pkg
mccormick's spaghetti seasoning
1 (10oz.) can(s)
italian diced tomatoes
1 (8oz.) can(s)
tomato sauce
1/2 large
green bell pepper
1/3 large
yellow onion
1 small
can of sliced mushrooms (optional)
minced garlic cloves
1/2 tsp
powdered cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
italian seasoning
ground black pepper and salt to taste
1 Tbsp
1 1/2 Tbsp
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large, 13 inch, deep frying pan, melt the butter and oil together on med./low heat. Add chopped bell pepper, onion, mushrooms and minced garlic to oil. Satee and stir for about 5 minutes. turn off heat and set aside.
Put the ground chuck in large bowl. When vegetables have cooled for a few minutes, add them to the raw ground chuck. Using plastic gloves, incorperate the vegetables into the meat thourghly.
Put the skillet back on med./low heat. Add the meat/veggie mixture, add a lid, and brown the meat mixture. (8 to 10 minutes)
After meat mixture has browned, add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, and both pkgs. of spaghetti seasoning. Stir well.
Next, add all the rest of the seasoning ingredients. Stir well again. Add lid and continue to simmer on med./low heat for about 30 more minutes. Stirring occasionally.
While spaghetti sauce is simmering, add 2 qts. water to a larg boiling pot. Add 1 teas. olive oil, and a 1/2 teas. salt on hi heat. When water starts boiling, break the spaghetti pasta in half, then add to water. Boil 6 to 8 minutes, unless pkg. directions instruct longer.
When pasta is done, drain, add 2 TBLS. butter, then fold well.
Salt or garlic salt the spaghetti sauce to taste. Serve with your favorite garlic bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian