Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Meat Sauce

I eat pasta regularly. It's quick, easy, and usually doesn't require a lot of ingredients. With that however, it gets boring, really boring. Pasta noodles with a jar of sauce gets really old after a while especially if its the same pasta and the rest of the pasta sauce from Costco that seems to have an endless supply inside. What better way to spice things up and have a quick weeknight meal like making a meat sauce to go over the pasta instead.

This was really simple and brought a whole new set of flavors. Next time I will add some veggies in to have a nice crunch and make it interesting :)

  • 2/3 lb ground beef (or turkey or chicken)

  • 1 jar tomato sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 1/2 tsp. each parsley, oregano

  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 bag pasta, cooked**

In a lightly oiled skillet, saute garlic about one minute. Add meat and cook until half-way done. Add spices, cheese, and tomato sauce. Simmer about 15 minutes. Pour over top of pasta and sprinkle cheese if desired.

** Gluten-free pasta is available from Trader Joes (its was I use for my mom)

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