Thursday, March 01, 2007

Just like in the old days

Savory Spaghetti Sauce
Taste of Home Grandma’s Favorites Copyright 2006

1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or ¾ teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons sugar
½ to 1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
hot cooked spaghetti I used Dreamfields

In a Dutch oven, cook ground beef and onion until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain. Add next eight ingredients; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove the bay leaf. Serve over spaghetti.

Yield: 4-6 servings.

This recipe is probably something I would have made before I started blogging. I would have freestyled it but I'm pretty sure meat sauce was something I would turn to quite often. Nothing could be simpler and it always goes over well. My son loved it.

The woman who submitted this to Taste of Home said she used to feed a lot of children with this recipe. It's easy to prepare, healthy and economical too - perfect for feeding a family.

Last night was meal/grocery planning night and I completely forgot! I guess I was too wrapped up in America's Next Top Model. It's no big deal, I can finish up this weekend but I'd really like to get back to making a strict shopping list and getting my shopping done in in one, maybe two trips, if I need to go to two stores to get it all. When I drag it out like this I sometimes end up making several extra trips and spending way too much.

Blast From The Past: Spaghetti Meat Sauce from June 2006. I didn't even remember making it until I just looked in the archives. Very similar to today's recipe but today's recipe was probably a wee bit better.

Question of the Day: Does a certain type of recipe pique your interest? Sweets? Ethnic recipes? Quick and easy dinner ideas?


Jennifer said...

Give me quick and easy dinner ideas any day of the week.

Red Dirt Mummy said...

Desserts, cakes and cookies! They are the first thing I turn to in a recipe book and the first thing I look at on a menu!

Your spag sauce looks good. It's quite similar to mine and is one of my favourite meals.

Anonymous said...

The sauce looks really good and pretty healthy, no oil. I always look at the desserts first!

Anonymous said...

Always sweets - I can't help it! I look forward most to baking/cooking those above everything else, although in reality of course I spend more time making savory things.