Gail's Easy Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Gail Welch

By
@sugarshack

When you're in a hurry make a few additions to your favorite jar sauce for a quick meal. Ground beef, canned tomatoes and a few spices are all you need.
Note: May make meatballs instead of crumbling and browning beef. Cook meatballs then add to the sauce.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef
1/4 tsp
salt (more to taste)
1/2 tsp
black pepper, coarse ground
1 jar(s)
spaghetti sauce (ragu with meat) 1lb 7.9 oz (or larger)
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes, petite
1 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
oregano leaves
1/4 tsp
basil leaves
1/4 tsp
black pepper, coarse ground
2 dash(es)
nutmeg, (optional)
1 pkg
spaghetti 8-12 oz
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
6 c
boiling water, salted
1 Tbsp
butter
1/2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 c
parmesan cheese, grated (optional)

FOR MEATBALLS: SEASON GROUND BEEF WITH SALT & PEPPER AND FORM INTO 1 - 1 1/2 INCH BALLS. FRY IN SKILLET UNTIL DONE THEN SIMMER WITH SAUCE

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In large heavy saucepan, brown ground chuck with salt and pepper. Drain. Add spaghetti sauce, tomatoes and spices. Simmer until hot and bubbly stirring occasionally. Turn heat down to low and keep hot until spaghetti is done. Stirring occasionally.
2
Cook spaghetti with olive oil in boiling salted water. Boil for approximately 12 minutes until tender yet firm. Drain. Add 1 tablespoon butter. Stir until blended.
3
Pour spaghetti onto large serving platter. Pour sauce over spaghetti. Top with shredded cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese in addition, if desired. Serve hot with garlic bread or rolls and green beans or green salad.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids