My hubby texted me this morning and asked me to make spaghetti for dinner this evening. I hadn’t made spaghetti in literally years because, well, we just don’t eat like that now-a-days. This was going to be a big spurge for us. 🙂 This is one of my oldest and dearest “tried and true” recipes…truly nothing too special, but it always and consistently tastes great. 🙂 Of course, I didn’t have the ingredients that I needed, so off to the store I zipped so that I could make us a special (but simple) little dinner. Here are the ingredients I use to make my spaghetti sauce, it is nothing too complicated. I always let this cook for quite a while in the crock pot, oh yes, the house does smell really good while this is bubbling away. 🙂
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 medium onion (diced)
- 1 large 28oz. can diced tomatoes
- 2 15oz. cans tomato sauce
- 1 sm. can tomato paste
- 1 package of McCormick’s spaghetti sauce (Italian-Style, flavored with mushrooms)
- 1 1/2 t basil
- 1 1/2 t oregano
- 2 t garlic powder (in lieu of 2 cloves of fresh garlic minced because I neglected to buy any while at the store…go me…erg…)
- 2 t sugar – or more if you like your sauce sweeter
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 Box of Spaghetti
- Fresh Parmesan (for sprinkling on top when served)
Brown ground beef & onion together (and fresh garlic) along with salt and pepper to taste in fry pan. Drain grease off of the meat and pour into a crock pot. Add remaining ingredients, stir, and cook for 2 hours on high, then turn to low and cook another couple of hours or until you are ready to eat.
In the meantime grate up your parmesan cheese and place it in the refrigerator…
Cook up your spaghetti (or whatever your favorite pasta might be)
Sometimes I’ll serve a small salad with this, but, not this evening, we chose to simply have bread and butter (not my oh so buttery garlic bread–I’ll give you that recipe another day) but, just plain old bread and butter.
YUM–My mouth was watering!! It was wonderfully good if I do say so myself. 😉
AND get this…I picked us up a decadent little chocolate pie for dessert…I can’t tell you the last time we had one of these either–it’s been a long, long time.
There are days that we just don’t want to watch what we eat, diet, starve <~~~ just kidding…;) We are both now sufficiently stuffed and quite satisfied. 🙂 I think we might just have leftovers tomorrow night!! 😉
Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤