What a fantastic way to start March. A hearty bowl of spaghetti with a fabulous sauce. Thanks Mom’s crazy cooking challenge. Next week, it is going to be the start of lower carbs as the winter layers of clothes need to be shed :0)
I found this recipe at nookandpantry and I think I’ll be back there often. After this great dinner, how could I not? I used the option with Italian sausage and everyone in the house thought I was brilliant. How about you don’t tell them it wasn’t my idea?
Hearty Meat Sauce
2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 pound lean ground beef or mix of ground beef with Italian sausage
1 large onion, chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed through a garlic press
1/4 cup red wine
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
14 ounce can tomato puree
14 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Pasta of your choice
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped or chiffonade
1/2 cup grated parmesan for serving
Heat a tablespoon olive oil in a large saute pan or Dutch oven and brown the ground beef. Drain the fat through a fine mesh sieve and set aside. (I used lean beef and lean sausage meat so I skipped this part)
Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pot and heat over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onions and 1/2 tsp of salt and cook until softened. If the bottom of the pan is turning too brown, add a little bit of water and scrape up the bits as you go. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the wine to deglaze the pan and cook until the wine is completely gone. Add the tomato puree, drained diced tomatoes, pepper, and oregano.
Cook the sauce at a gentle simmer over low heat, partially uncovered for 2 – 3 hours or until the sauce is thicken and ground beef is tender.
Cook spaghetti according to package instructions
Serve over pasta, topped with basil and parmesan or use in lasagna
Small one loved it so much she wouldn’t even stop jiggling around :0)
This recipe looks totally yummy. Wish I had found it to make.
Oh yes, that's how we like it too… lots of meat and definitely need the basil!I hope you'll stop by an visit my CCC – Spaghetti Pie🙂ButterYum
Tina @ Babycakes Blog said:
That looks so good! I love the big shavings of Parmesan cheese on top. Stopping over from the Crazy Cooking Challenge, I'm #37, if you want to check it out. 🙂
I never thought to put wine in my sauce…I think I'll have to try this recipe!#29
Michelle Barbeau Photography said:
Did you try your new flash gadget yet? It'll help you take pictures of wiggling two year olds 🙂
This meaty sauce looks delicious. It's simple also, always a plus.Love the cheese on top.From #50 – On Top Of Spaghetti
I love those big noodles and large shaved pieces of parmesean. YUM!!! My recipe is #77. Come visit my website and see my recipe for Spaghetti Pie.
The UDG said:
I love that shot with all the garlic. Yum!
sounds and looks delish andi
I'd be just as excited as your little one to eat this sauce.
Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said:
YUM! Looks wonderful, and definitely a hit with the kiddos. Thanks for sharing–found you through the Challenge!
Yum, Love the idea of adding red wine to the sauce, bet it makes the flavors just pop!
I love all the meat in the sauce…I bet this was delicious!
Beef and sausage! Great idea!!Jen #19
Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said:
YUM!!!!I was #7 Have a Happy Friday 🙂
Jenny @ Culinary Wanderlust said:
I've always used ground meat in my sauce, never sausage, but from all I've been reading that seems like the way to go! I'll be trying it next time!Tina decided that I hadn't fulfilled the requirements of the challenge, so she excluded me from the linky party. Check out my post and see what you think! http://jennyskitchenmishmash.blogspot.com