Lisa's Homemade Spaghetti #Recipe {and recipe linky}

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 ~ My recipe this week is Homemade Spaghetti ~
I've actually never shared this recipe with anyone. I've made it this way for over 25 years. It's truly one of my family's favorite recipes and my kids often request it. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Lisa's Homemade Spaghetti

1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup Chopped Onion
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper

2 15oz cans Tomato Sauce
2 6oz cans Tomato Paste
1 14.5oz can Diced Tomatoes
1 tbsp Italian Spices
1 tsp Minced Garlic
2 tsp Sugar

16oz Spaghetti Noodles
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tsp olive oil

Put a large pot of water on one burner on high heat, add 1/4 tsp of salt. This will be for the spaghetti noodles. Bring to a boil while you begin the sauce.

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef on medium heat with the chopped onion, salt and black pepper. When beef is browned, drain the grease off, and reduce the burner heat to low. Place the skillet back on stovetop and add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes (do not drain), Italian Spices, minced garlic, and sugar (sugar helps prevent heartburn in tomato-based dishes). This is also a great time to add a small can of sliced black olives or sliced mushrooms if you want, but I didn't have any in my pantry tonight). Gently stir everything together and cover with a lid. Stir occasionally. When it begins to simmer and bubble, it's pretty much done.

By now the water should be boiling. Add the spaghetti noodles and reduce the heat for the noodles to medium-high, stirring so the noodles are submerged. Do not cover. Stir noodles occasionally so they don't stick together. When noodles have reached tenderness (usually at about 10 minutes), add 2 tsp olive oil to the water (this helps prevents sticky noodles) and stir. After about 3 more minutes, pour water and noodles into a colander to drain, then put the noodles back into the big pot. (Both the noodles and the sauce end up done about the same time. The entire process usually takes me about 45 minutes.) Pour the entire skillet of sauce into the pot of drained noodles and stir gently to mix everything together. Serve with Parmesan Cheese topping. 

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  1. Mmm, this sounds good! So much better than my open-a-jar-of-Ragu method. ;)

  2. Yummy, I love spaghetti.

  3. Gonna try this real soon. Sounds so good and so easy.


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