Spaghetti With Italian Meat Sauce


For  Single recipe    (Serves 4 to 6 adults)



Spaghetti Noodles:



  1. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add hamburger, onion, and garlic to the skillet.
  3. Using a spatula, cook and stir the hamburger, onion, and garlic until the hamburger is light brown.
  4. Use the spatula to crumble the hamburger into small pieces as it cooks.
  5. Drain out excess juices.
  6. Add marinara sauce to the skillet.
  7. Bring to simmer, turn heat to low.
  8. Cover and simmer on low for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  9. Cook spaghetti noodles according to directions on package.
  10. Serve meat sauce over cooked spaghetti noodles.
  11. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.


The day before you make spaghetti with meatballs why not put together a sponge so that you can serve a fresh, warm loaf of French bread with your meal?

Another compliment to your meal could be Caesar salad with croutons or a bowl of crisp salad greens topped with Italian salad dressing and croutons.

Note on marinara sauce: If you do not want to make your own marinara, consider buying a reputable name brand sauce that uses organic ingredients. Look for a brand that has a very basic, healthy list of ingredients. I buy organic marinara sauce for those times of the year when I'm not able to grow my own tomatoes and make my own sauce.

Do Ahead Tip: After simmering, sauce can be covered and refrigerated no longer than 2 days or frozen for no longer than 4 months.

To serve frozen sauce, cover and heat over medium heat, turning occasionally, until thawed, about 20 to 30 minutes.

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