Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Chunky Meat Sauce with Pasta
I'm to excited to be joining Hunwhatsfordinner, linky party on quick and easy weeknight meals, I can not wait to check out her Crock Pot Bacon Wrapped Sour Cream Chicken, as you know anything wrapped in bacon is a winner in my book. As a FTEOTMB (full time employee other than my blog) for over 40 hours a week, it's important that dinner is quick, because there is always a laundry list (in addition to actual laundry) that needs to get down at night.
Below is my contribution. I named the recipe Chunky Meat Sauce with Pasta, but at home we just call it Cyndi Spaghetti. This makes a great weeknight dinner because once the meat is browned and the other ingredients are added, you can let in simmer for 15 minutes or an hour, during which housework can be done, and homework can be started.
What you Need:
1 lb of lean ground beef
1/2 cup of diced white onion
2 cloves of garlic, minced (I used 3 - but we really love garlic)
2 (15 oz) cans of diced tomatoes (with juice)
1 (15oz) can of tomato sauce
1 (15 oz) jar of whole mushrooms, quartered
1/2 Tablespoon of Italian seasoning
1 lb of pasta, cooked
Here is How to Do It:
Start by browning your ground beef and cooking your onions together in a large skillet.
Once they are browned, you will add your tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, garlic, and seasonings.
Stir those in and then add your mushrooms.
Bring this to a boil (start the water for your pasta). Once this boils, bring the heat down to a level where this will simmer and put a lid on your pan. This can simmer now until your pasta is ready.
Other Possible Add-Ins:
I always thought that green pepper would go great in this sauce, thoughts?
What goes great with it:
Simply garden salad, french bread and butter.
Hope you like it, check out some of my other recipes on my Dinner page!