Divine Spaghetti Sauce


While away a rainy day by making this long-simmered sauce of ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, celery, bell peppers, Italian seasonings, basil and garlic. Serve over spaghetti and top with a grating of Parmesan.

Modified from: Divine Spaghetti Sauce


Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 7 servings



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  1. In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat until no longer pink; Drain any grease.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine tomatoes and paste; Cover and heat on low.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, quickly sear onion and celery until transparent; add to tomato sauce in saucepan. In same skillet, saute bell peppers and mushrooms for a few minutes, but do not allow them to become soft; add to tomato sauce.
  4. Add Italian seasoning, dried red pepper flakes, bay leaves, basil, brown sugar and garlic to tomato sauce; add beef and mix. Reduce heat, put cover on pan but kind of offset it so it's not sitting flat. You want the sauce to reduce for awhile. Stir occasionally.
  5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  6. Add sauce to pasta; serve.
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