All-in-One Spaghetti Recipe and Review

Goodness, I would have thought that being out of school would have allowed me more time to blog and create more content for you guys and gals. In way it has and hasn’t, plus it hasn’t helped that I haven’t had the camera since our trip to FL. It has been found and I am ready to review a yummy one pot spaghetti dish, it’s crazy good and so easy I’m kicking myself for not having thought of doing it sooner! You’ll find the recipe at MyRecipes.

All–in–One Spaghetti

1 pound ground beef 
1 large onion, chopped 
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
3 cups tomato juice
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar 
2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Dash of pepper
1 (7-ounce) package spaghetti, uncooked 
Grated Parmesan cheese
Garnish: fresh Italian parsley sprigs

Cook first 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well. Return beef mixture to pan. Stir in tomato sauce and next 8 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 30 minutes.
Add pasta; cover and simmer, stirring often, 20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Serve with cheese, and garnish, if desired.

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Original photo from Night Owl Kitchen Blog

I think this is going to be the only way I fix spaghetti from now on! Everything fit into a dutch oven pot, I increased the beef by another pound and added some basil. It was tres yummay! The sauce was flavorful and thick, very unexpected notes of chili powder coming through and yet it wasn’t overpowering. It took about an hour from start to finish and the noodles were perfectly done! I told my Mom all that is missing are her homemade meatballs 🙂 You could stick with the original recipe and cut the beef back by half and fill in with an Italian sausage. Garnish with your favorite cheese (I chose parmesan), Romano would be tasty as well.

I will definitely be making this again, will even add some chopped mushrooms next time too. You can add your favorite alfredo sauce on top and serve it up with garlic bread and salad. This is definitely a keeper!


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