Delicious Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Delicious Spaghetti with Meat Sauce has always been, and will always be, my favorite meal. My kids feel the same. We eat spaghetti at least 4 times a month! My recipe makes a large pot of sauce, but please don’t let that stop you from making it. This sauce easily freezes! Just put what you’re not using in a freezer-safe container and get it back out the next time you want spaghetti. Make sure to take it out of the freezer in the morning so it’s thawed and ready to heat by the time dinner rolls around. Don’t be afraid to use this meat sauce in other recipes. It’s great for lasagna, ziti, dipping bread sticks in, or just drink it out of a cup! 😂 I told you, we love this sauce! One last thing, just like with any of my recipes, feel free to customize it! Add more meat, take some away, add onions, etc. the possibilities are up to you! I hope y’all enjoy this as much as we do!
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 29 ounce cans (BPA free) tomato sauce
- 1 15 ounce can (BPA free) tomato sauce
- 1 6 ounce can Basil, Garlic & Oregano tomato paste
- 1 packet McCormick Thick & Zesty Spaghetti Sauce Mix
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Thin Spaghetti noodles (or whatever pasta you prefer) the quantity depends on how many you’re feeding
- 2 teaspoons salt
Brown your lean ground beef in a big pot (I use a 6 quart pot) with the 2 teaspoons of garlic powder. Drain the liquid if needed. Add everything except the noodles to the pot, stir it all together, and put a lid on it. I will put mine on a medium heat just until it starts to bubble and then leave it on a medium-low heat while I cook the pasta. To cook the pasta, fill another large pot 3/4 of the way full with water. Put it on a high heat until it comes to a boil. Once it comes up to a boil add the salt (this flavors the pasta while it cooks) and then the pasta. You may need to turn your heat down just a bit to keep it from boiling over. I keep mine on a medium-high. Occasionally stir your pasta around to make sure it’s not clumping together. For me, a pound and a half of thin spaghetti will take about 10 minutes to cook. At around 8 minutes I pull a piece out and check it (eat it). I like mine just as soon as the crunchy bite is gone. Soft but not a big mushy mess of pasta. Seriously, no one wants that. As soon as you get the pasta ready, carefully drain it in a colander in the sink. Now grab you a plate or bowl and put some pasta in it with as much of that delicious sauce that your heart desires! You can make some garlic bread while your pasta is cooking if you want, just don’t over cook your pasta! I hope y’all enjoy this quick, yummy recipe!