Best Pasta and Meat Sauce

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Best Pasta and Meat Sauce

This is a delicious and easy recipe for a busy family on a weekday night. Easy to prepare, full of flavor and feeds the whole family. Plus – BONUS – leftovers!


  • 1 pound spaghetti or favorite pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley chopped for garnish


  • Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, heat some oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pan and cook until the onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. If desired, pour in the red wine and let it reduce for a minute.
  • Reduce heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve the cooked spaghetti topped with the meat sauce, grated Parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of chopped parsley.

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