Spaghetti With Beef & Tomato Sauce

5
Servings
1.5h
Prep Time
1h
Cook Time
2h 30m
Ready In


"This recipe has many optional ingredients. Anise seed and cardamom aren't to everyone's taste and I have usually omitted them."

Original recipe yields 5 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (432.7 g)
  • Calories 547.2
  • Total Fat - 12.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 59.1 mg
  • Sodium - 537.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 80.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 12.8 g
  • Sugars - 7.3 g
  • Protein - 29 g
  • Calcium - 55.9 mg
  • Iron - 4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 47.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

In large deep skillet or broad-based saucepan, lightly brown beef, crumbling it into very small bits.

Step 2

Remove meat with a slotted utensil to a plate lined with paper towel. Clean grease from pan.

Step 3

Heat oil briefly in the same pan, add onion and garlic and sauté until just translucent, about 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add celery, sweet pepper, and mushrooms if desired and sauté, stirring, for another minute.

Step 5

Add tomatoes with their liquid, breaking them up.

Step 6

Add tomato paste, sugar, and seasonings with reserved meat.

Step 7

Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes - 1 hour. or until sauce reaches desired thickness.

Step 8

Serve over hot cooked pasta.

Tips & Variations


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