I usually make a quick meat sauce by using a jar of store bought spaghetti sauce and adding additional seasoning to suit our taste. I was out of store bought and we wanted spaghetti tonight so I began browsing allrecipes for ideas when I came upon this one.
This is a really great basic recipe. Don't ever be afraid to make adjustments for your family. I took a few short cuts and modified it to work with the ingredients I had on hand and adjusted the spices for our taste. These are the changes I made: placed chopped onion (had no green onion) in the same pan I just cooked the 8 minute spaghetti, with 1 lb ground beef and 1/2 lb hot Italian sausage. Minced 4 garlic cloves and sprinkled them with a pinch of salt and set aside.
I pureed 2 (14.5 oz) cans of Italian style diced tomatoes and added them to the browned meat mixture with the garlic. I added 1- 8 oz can of tomato sauce, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp crushed red peppers, 1 Tbsp sugar, pinch of kosher salt to taste, and rubbed 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning and 1 tsp basil between my hands into the sauce, stirred, and simmered for 20 minutes adding the cooked spaghetti about 1/2 way through. The noodles get to finish cooking and soak up all the great flavors from the sauce. Very yummy and very little clean up!
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I usually make a quick meat sauce by using a jar of store bought spaghetti sauce and adding...