Spaghetti with meat sauce

I've made spaghetti and meat sauce before but this time it was much better than in the past. I think it was the high quality organic ground beef I used. It didn't taste "beefy" at all. It was more melt in your mouth. Yummy!


The ingredients are just a guess because I don't usually measure when I cook.

1 lb organic ground beef (85/15)
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1/4 cup finely diced green pepper
1 tbs tomato paste
28oz can crushed tomato
garlic salt
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
Italian herb seasoning
splash of red wine
1/2 tbs crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup grated Parmesan.
Sprinkle garlic salt and pepper over ground beef. Set aside.
Finely chop onions and bell pepper in food processor (I used my mini chopper). You want them to melt into the sauce rather than be in chunky pieces. Saute over medium-high heat until softened with 1 tbs olive oil. Turn down heat and add crushed garlic cloves. Be careful not to let them scorch.

Add 1 tbs tomato paste and stir over med heat to combine. (tip: buy the kind that comes in a tube. Its easier to use and you don't waste a whole can when you only need a little bit. ). Add splash of red wine (about 1/4 cup).

Add ground beef to onion/pepper mixture and stir until browned. Once brown add can of crushed tomato, Italian herb seasoning and red pepper flakes. Let simmer for 20min.

Right before serving add 1/4 cup parmesan cheese to sauce and stir. Add more garlic salt as needed for flavor.

Voila! Yummy sauce!
Serve over pasta with more parm.

This was a really good sauce. Much better then jarred and easy to make.
Husband approved

{Serve with}
Garlic bread

30 min

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