Spaghetti it is!! But we're not going to be opening up a jar, no, no, no!! We will make homemade in less than 45 minutes. You're family will love you, you will love yourself, heck they might even do the dishes!!
What I absolutely love about this version of the sauce is the special "Greek" ingredient found in most red sauces that just tantilizes your taste buds for the sake of a better word. It's just slightly there, no one can really figure out what it is, but man oh man is it good! And what better weather for this hearty, comfy dish than the weather we are having tonight.
Ready for the recipe? Here we go;
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30-40 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings
1lb ground beef
1lb dried spaghetti
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
28oz can of crushed tomatoes
15 Oz can of diced tomatoes drained
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp unsalted butter *optional*
-In a medium saucepan, brown your brown beef and drain excess fat, remove onto a plate, and set aside.
-Using the same saucepan, add your olive oil and bring to medium high heat. Add your onions, saute for a few minutes till translucent and then add in the garlic. Saute for one minute more. Add in the diced pepper , saute for 1 minute more then add in the ground beef and spices. Saute for a couple of minutes till the spices have been nicely incorporated.
-Add in your sauces and your sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to very low and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Taste for seasonings.
-Meanwhile, about 10 minutes before your sauce will be done, bring a large saucepan filled with water and a pinch of salt to boil. Add in your spaghetti and cook till Ala dente and drain.
-You can either drain pasta and then add the butter so the noodles won't stick (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) or you can return the drained noodles to the sauce omitting the butter.
Till next time!!
Dishin with Didi