S’ghettti!! aka Tomato Rue Con Meat aka Spaghetti Sauce


With Spring peeking it’s beautiful, yearned for head, I decided to execute one last classic Winter dish.

Although Spaghetti Sauce is not something extraordinary, it has definitely earned a non-negotiable spot on the amazing, quintessential food list (that I just made up). It’s like Italian chicken noodle soup, or something.

This isn’t a new, funky take on Spaghetti Sauce; it’s a classic. I’ve perfected this recipe for the last few years, and can now basically make it with my eyes closed. It’s a little zingy, and depending on the company, I spice it up with sausage in addition to the standard ground beef. I’ve even done it with ground turkey. The best thing about this recipe – besides the developed flavors – is the intoxicating smell that occupies your kitchen. It definitely is homey!

spaghetti sauce from scratch

Ground Beef
Ground Sausage
Tomatoes – Fresh
Canned Tomato Sauce
White Onion
Bay Leaf
Red Pepper
Salt and Pepper
Whole Wheat Pasta
parmigiano Reggiano

spaghetti sauce from scratch

1. Chop onions and three cloves garlic. Heat oil in pot, saute onions and garlic until sweating. Add ground beef and sausage, allowing to brown.

spaghetti sauce from scratch
tomatoe rue from scratch spaghetti sauce

2. Chop tomatoes, and open tomato sauce. Add to meat, onion mix.

tomato sauce with meat

3. Add salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, bay leaf, red pepper.


4. Let it simmer.

parmigiano reggiano spaghetti sauce

5. And simmaaa. (for as long as possible.. 2 – 5 hours, depending on how thick you want your sauce. The longer it cooks, the more intense the flavor)

whole wheat pasta spaghetti sauce

6. Around 10 minutes to go time, cook whole wheat spaghetti in boiling water. Also pictured, delicious pine nuts that accompany a kale salad, but that shall be another post, for another day!

parmigiano reggiano meat sauce

7. Add parmigiano reggiano. You can choose to do this liberally, or uber liberally.

parmigiano reggiano meat sauce spaghetti


You may now impress everyone with your unprecedented Italian cooking skills.


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