Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Easy Delicious Spaghetti Sauce

1 1/2 lbs ground beeftablespoons olive oil
medium onion, chopped
cloves garlic, minced (to taste)
bay leaves
teaspoon oregano
teaspoon dried basil
teaspoon italian seasoning
teaspoon salt (or to taste)
ground pepper
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 bottle of spaghetti sauce (like ragu, catelli's, or classico)
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional)parmesan cheese, freshly grated (optional)


  1. 1
    Brown the ground beef, onion and garlic in olive oil with bay leaves, oregano, basil, Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper.
  2. 2
    Add tomato paste, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.
  3. 3
    Stir well and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  4. 4
    Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours for best flavours
  5. 5
    Swirl in some maple syrup to cut the acidity. 
    Use sauce to top your cooked spaghetti and pass the parmesan!

    My kids (and I) gobbled this up tonight!
    Bon App├ętit!