Tuesday, July 8, 2014

One Pot Meat Sauce and Pasta

Savory heaven to my taste buds!!  I found this recipe when I was looking for the goulash, which you can put on pasta to be similar to this one pot meat sauce and pasta recipe.  I need to add a slow cooker version to this post so I have both handy (I need meaty pasta).  So far, they all make just the sauce and ATK requires microwaving the pasta.  I don't own a microwave.

Blog commenters: grated carrot instead of sugar in my sauce.

One Pot Spaghetti 

from StacyMakesCents.com

  • 2 pound ground meat (used half turkey from costco/72% lean beef)
  • 2 tablespoon dried minced onion [= 1/2 c. raw; prefer tripled ]
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (used 1/2 t. minced jarred)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning [subbed fresh/frozen basil - 3 parts fresh = 1 part dried]
  • 16 ounces spaghetti noodles(macaroni stays together well), broken into smaller pieces (used tru Roots GF Penne)
  • [added 3 handfuls of fresh spinach and a handful of chopped canned olives(both almost unnoticable) ]
  • 2 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • Fill the used can with water 2x
  • 4 cups tomato sauce (32 ounces) [used crushed/1 1/2 c. paste+2 c. water]
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons sucanat [skipped]
  1. In a stock pot or Dutch oven, brown the ground meat.
  2. When meat is browned, add everything but noodles, bring to a boil, covered, then add them.

  3.  Stir every 3- 5 minutes until macaroni are barely al dente - residual heat will cook them soft. They will get more likely to stick to the bottom near the end.
Serve immediately. Parmesan, basil, ricotta. Cook in: shredded carrot, beet, bell pepper....
Yield: 4-5 servings

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