Monday, October 31, 2011

Spaghetti & Meat Sauce

This is another recipe from one of my new cookbooks Cook Yourself Thin, Faster. We havent had spaghetti together ever & I thought that it was rather fitting. This meat sauce was so good.

I altered the recipe a bit because my boyfriend really is not a big fan of onions & Im not a fan of eggplant so those were omitted.

Yields 6 servings.
181 calories per serving.
Recipe from How To Cook Yourself Thin, Faster.

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lb 93% lean ground beef
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp oregano
Pinch of cayenne
4 c tomato sauce
Pinch of sugar
1/2 lb whole wheat spaghetti

Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
Add the beef and cook, stirring frequently, until the meat is browned.
Season with half the salt & pepper.
Remove the meat into a small bowl & set aside, leaving a tbsp of drippings from fat in the pan.

Lower heat slightly & add garlic & carrots.
Stir frequently until golden brown.
Season with remaining salt & pepper, herbs, & cayenne.
Stir in tomato sauce & sugar.

Return meat to the pot.
Stir, bring to a boil, cover, & lower the heat to simmer.
Simmer for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile cook pasta according to directions on the box.
Serve sauce over pasta.

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