Spaghetti in Meat Sauce

Rating:

(5 votes) 3 5

This simple dish is a great fall-back on busy nights. Always sure to fill a hungry family.

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Ingredients

  • 1 box bowtie pasta or spaghetti
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 lb. ground beef
  • Minced garlic
  • 1 C. onion
  • 1 C. bell pepper
  • Basil leaves
  • Parsley flakes
  • Salt
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste

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Directions

Cook pasta as directed and set aside. Brown ground beef in olive oil. Add tomatoes, sauce, beef, garlic, onion and bell pepper. Cook approximately 30 minutes until veggies are done. Add seasonings, adding fresh basil and parsley last. Mix pasta with sauce and top with Romano grated cheese.

Yield: 4 servingsĀ 

A chef from Philadelphia, PA

Reviews (9)

  • Some people cook the pasta first and heat it up with the sauce. MOST eateries do that Karenpike and they do have common sense unlike your angry self.

    Flag as inappropriate jgk6  |  September 29, 2008

  • The recipe is clear, but it is clearly wrong. She is saying first cook the pasta as directed, then cook the sauce for 30 minutes. It follows that the pasta, having been set aside, would be sitting for 30 minutes while the sauce cooks. I agree with whoever said rewrite the directions. The pasta should not be cooked until the sauce is nearly done simmering.

    Flag as inappropriate witzke  |  September 3, 2008

  • Philadelphia Chef: The recipe is quite clear. No where does it say to cook the pasta for 30 minutes. Too bad there is not a "Common Sense"
    class - oh I forgot common sense cannot be taught!

    Reported karenpike  |  September 3, 2008

  • I found this recipe clear.Who would cook any macaroni 30 minutes.Come on now.Really!

    Flag as inappropriate ostir  |  September 3, 2008

  • Absolutely the 30 min. goes with the sauce- no veggies in the pasta.

    Flag as inappropriate  |  September 3, 2008

  • I READ THIS TO SAY COOK PASTA AS DIRECTED AND SET ASIDE. HOW DID EVERYONE ELSE GET 30 MINUTES, THE 30 MINUTES GOES WITH THE MEAT AND SEASONINGS.

    Flag as inappropriate ccunurse  |  September 3, 2008

  • She IS referring to cooking the pasta 30 minutes ahead of the sauce. Not a good idea. Rewrite this if you meant it to read differently.

    Flag as inappropriate Comfortcook  |  September 3, 2008

  • She wasn't referring to cooking the pasta...she was referring to cooking the rest of the ingredients.

    Flag as inappropriate pattgraeser  |  May 13, 2008

  • Who in their right mind would cook the pasta at least 30 minutes before the sauce was done? I think you could probably do it will the sauce was simmering!

    Flag as inappropriate bandlady47  |  May 12, 2008

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