Spaghetti & Meat Sauce and Garlic Bread
Servings: 4 people
Cost: $11.89/recipe = $2.97/person (estimated)
- ½ package (375g) Spaghetti Pasta
- 1 pound (454g) Medium Ground Beef
- 1 small can (156ml) Tomato Paste
- 1 jar (700ml) Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce
- ½ teaspoon (2.5ml) Oregano
- 1 teaspoon (5ml) Garlic Powder
- 1 small (½ cup) Yellow Onion
- 1 loaf (330g) Ready to Bake Garlic Bread
Food Preparation Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Open the package of garlic bread and place the two halves of the bread on a baking sheet with the buttered side facing up. Set aside.
Open the can of tomato paste, remove the lid and set aside.
Open the jar of tomato pasta sauce, remove the lid and set aside.
Remove the outer layer of skin on the onion and discard. Cut the onion in half. Place the flat side on the cutting board and cut the onion into ¼-inch slices. Place the onion slices in a small bowl.
Prepare the meat sauce:
Place a large skillet or medium sized pot on a large burner on the stove.
Turn the burner on to medium-high (6-7 on the dial).
Open the package of ground beef and place the meat into the hot pan. Throw the package in the garbage.
Wash and dry your hands.
Using a wooden spoon or spatula, break the meat up into smaller pieces.
Add the onions to the pan. Add the oregano and garlic powder to the pan.
Stir the mixture in the pan to combine the ingredients.
Turn the heat down to medium (4-5 on the dial).
Continue to cook and stir the mixture until the beef is no longer pink and the onions have softened.
If there is a lot of fat in the pan after the beef is cooked, carefully drain the fat into a metal container. Do not pour it down the sink.
Turn the heat down to low (2-3 on the dial) and add in the tomato paste. Stir to coat the meat with the tomato paste.
Now add in the pasta sauce. Stir to mix in all the ingredients. Let this mixture simmer on low heat for about 25 minutes. Stir the meat sauce every 5 minutes (or more often) so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
While the meat sauce is simmering, you can cook the spaghetti.
Fill a tall, medium-sized pot three quarters full of water. Place it on a burner and turn the heat on to high.
When the water boils, add in 1 teaspoon of salt and then add the dry spaghetti pasta. Turn the heat down to medium (5-6 on the dial) and stir the spaghetti.
Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until the pasta is softened and cooked through.
Bake the Garlic Bread:
When the spaghetti is done cooking, place the pan of garlic bread in the oven. Set a timer for 5-7 minutes. The garlic bread is done when the edges are light brown and the butter is melted.
Remove the bread from the oven and carefully cut into slices.
Turn the heat off on the stove and drain the water off the spaghetti.
Portion the spaghetti onto 4 plates. Top each portion of spaghetti with 1-cup of the hot meat sauce and serve the garlic bread on the side.
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