Spaghetti with Tomato-Meat Sauce
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We all need comfort food from time to time and this meat sauce does the trick. It's wonderful spooned over pasta, baked potatoes, couscous or barley.
olive oil2 tsp
uncooked onion(s)1 large, chopped
uncooked carrot(s)1 medium, finely chopped
garlic clove(s)3 medium clove(s), minced
uncooked 93% lean ground beef1 pound(s)
canned crushed tomatoes28 oz, in tomato puree
table salt¼ tsp
red pepper flakes¼ tsp, crushed
dried basil¼ tsp
cooked whole-wheat spaghetti3 cup(s), kept hot
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes.
- Add ground beef to skillet. Cook, breaking up clumps with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 4 minutes.
- Stir in tomatoes and tomato puree, salt, red pepper flakes and basil; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes for flavors to blend and for sauce to thicken slightly; spoon sauce over spaghetti. Yields about 1/2 cup of spaghetti and 2/3 cup of sauce per serving.