I thought I would share one of my favorite new dishes on my birthday! :) Where did the time go? My birthday snuck up on me :P
I am a big fan of spaghetti and spaghetti-like dishes, if you haven't noticed already.
This one definitely did NOT disappoint. It was fast, easy and I love the meat sauce. I think my husband may like it too because he likes lots of meat in spaghetti sauce!
What you need:
- 1/2 lb. penne pasta
- Olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped (I used dried)
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- Red Pepper flakes
- Dried thyme
- Salt and pepper
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil
- 28 oz. can chunky tomato sauce (original recipe recommends Muir Glen - I agree!)
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. fresh parsley
While waiting for the water to boil the first time, heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
In same skillet, cook ground beef, crumbling as it browns. Drain, if needed.
Add cooked onions once beef is no longer pink. Add tomato sauce, basil and sugar.