Spaghetti Bolognese

Serves 1/4

Spaghetti Bolognese
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 onion,diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste, optional if you want a thicker sauce
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. In a skillet heat oil over med-high heat. Add the oil.
  2. Saute the ground beef, breaking it up into small pieces using the back of your spoon, until cooked through and beginning to brown.
  3. Add the onions and peppers and continue cooking until the onion begin to get translucent.
  4. Add the garlic and stir for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, paste (if using) and spices stirring it all together nicely. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile bring a large pot of water to a boil and add spaghetti. Cook until tender, then drain completely.
  6. Pour the spaghetti into the pan of sauce and mix well. Sprinkle with cheese and serve. Enjoy!
Recipe Type: Pasta
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Dice up the onions and red pepper.  Mince your garlic.  I’m a believer in not slaving away in the kitchen so I tend to use garlic from a jar of already minced cloves.  It comes it super handy, can be used in an instant, plus the juice is great drizzled on salads, soups, veggies and more.

Add the oil to your pan.

Add the ground beef.  Break it up into smaller pieces with your spoon.

You want the meat to be completely cooked and just starting to brown.

Add the onions and red peppers and cook until they just start to get tender.

Stir in the garlic.

Add the tomatoes.

And your basil, oregano, salt and pepper.

Mix it all together well.  Here is where I decide if I want to use the tomato past or not.  If it’s a little too runny like it is here I’ll add a tablespoonful just to thicken it up.

Simmer on medium heat for 10-15 minutes.

While the sauce is simmering, bring a pot of water to a boil and start cooking your pasta.

Once it is cooked to your liking (some like a bite to their pasta, others prefer mushier) drain off the hot water.

Mix together several scoops of sauce and pasta in a bowl and sprinkle with cheese. Enjoy!!

 

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