Heat olive oil in a large pot (on medium high), brown the ground beef (drain off fat if necessary). Add the minced garlic and all other herbs & seasonings to the pot. Continue to cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, and water & stir well. Turn the heat to low & simmer for about 1 hour. Stir as needed. Serve over your choice of pasta noodles.