Tuesday, September 28, 2010

One Pot Spaghetti

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A can of tomato paste next to two heads of garlicImage via WikipediaYou make this recipe in one 3 Quart pot on top of the stove.  No other pans to dirty. Best of all it's fast and easy.
The Old Guy

One Pot Spaghetti

1-1/2 pounds ground beef (could use a 1 pound package)
1 small onion, chopped, or 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, pressed, or finely minced
1-1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder (may omit if desired)
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
2-1/2 cups tomato juice
3-1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons (more or less) brown sugar
1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti (uncooked)

In a 3quart pot on top of the stove, add ground beef and brown until crumbly; drain.
Add minced onion, salt, garlic, oregano and chili powder and stir well.
Add tomato paste, tomato juice, water and brown sugar.  Stir well to combine.  Bring to boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 20-30 minutes.  Add uncooked spaghetti.  Stir, and cook uncovered, until spaghetti is tender and sauce is thick (about 20 minutes).  Stir occassionally during cooking to be sure spaghetti is not sticking together.  Add a little more water or tomato juice if necessary.
Serve with a salad and garlic bread for a complete and easy Italian meal.  Sprinkle spaghetti with grated parmesan cheese if desired.    

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1 comment:

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