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The Best and Easiest Spaghetti

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"This is the recipe my mother taught me when I was a teenager."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet. Add chopped onions, and cook until tender. Add ground beef, and brown. Stir in salt and turmeric. Dilute tomato paste in water, and add to the beef mixture. Cook for 30 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Cook spaghetti in a large kettle of boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain well.
  3. Combine beef mixture and noodles in a large kettle. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 30 to 40 minutes.
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May 02, 2007

I thought this was really good, although I did make a few changes. I changed the setting so that it was for 2 people. I used a whole small onion. I used 3 tbl spoons of the paste and 1 1/2 tsps of the turmeric. And I added 1 tsp of white pepper, 1 tsp of ground black pepper, and some cayenne. My boyfriend loved it! Nothing fancy...but good and easy.

 
Mar 18, 2003

I liked the flavor of this spaghetti, but I think the sauce needs more sauce. It only made just enough to barely coat the pasta. I think I would add a little more to it next time, but overall this was a good recipe.

 
Mar 15, 2005

This smelled good when the beef was cooking but I was a little confused in the last stage - how can the noodles and beef cook for 30-40 min without completely sticking to the pot? The final product was a little bland, but still edible.

 
Dec 12, 2011

This recipe almost tastes like the spaghetti I grew up eating. Ground turkey makes a great substitute in this recipe for those who aren't all that into beef. I added more salt and turmeric to taste. I also added dried basil and pepper to taste. When it came time to add the tomato paste mixture, I added half of the tomato paste mixture and half Prego. I kept adding Prego when more sauce was needed especially after the pasta was added to the meat mixture. It tasted great!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 793 kcal
  • 40%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.3 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 43.1 g
  • 66%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 31.8 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 455 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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