Monday, February 28, 2011


This recipe for MY FAVORITE SPAGHETTI SAUCE, has been a family favorite for about 35 years, after I adapted it from an old recipe my husband had.  It is even better the second day, after it's had a chance for the flavors to blend.  The ground beef adds a meatiness to the sauce, and the vegetables make it unbeatable!  I know you'll enjoy this spaghetti sauce!

2 lbs. extra lean ground beef (I use 97-3%)
1 green pepper, chopped
2 lg. onions, diced
3 ribs celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 cans stewed tomatoes, crushed (15-oz. cans)
3 cans tomato paste (6 oz. cans)
3 Tablespoons sugar
Brown ground beef.  Cut up vegetables.  Add the chopped green pepper, celery, minced garlic, and onions to the browned beef and saute together until tender.  Add the stewed tomatoes.  Reconstitute the tomato paste with equal amount of water.  Add to the meat/vegetable mixture.  Add the sugar.  Simmer for about an hour, then add mushrooms and continue cooking until tender.  Serve over 1 package of cooked spaghetti.  (I use angel hair occasionally).  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.   
Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

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