Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Italian Spaghetti Recipe, A Favorite From My Childhood!

Nov 20, 2011

Italian Spaghetti Recipe, A Favorite From My Childhood!

Mom's recipes, yum! Who doesn't love the good comfort foods from your childhood. This is another one of those recipes my Mom always made, and with a small variation (diced tomatoes), it is still a family favorite. It's not too often anymore that I use boxed food or mixes, but this will always be an exception! My daughter requests this meal more than any other! It is also very quick, so great as a week night meal!

You need:
1 pound vermicelli pasta, cooked
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, diced
1- 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
2- 15 oz cans tomato sauce
1- 1.5 oz package spaghetti sauce mix
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
salt and pepper

In a large saute pan cook ground beef, garlic, onions, salt, pepper and 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning until beef is no longer pink. 
The ground beef I buy is very lean, so I usually put a small amount of leftover bacon grease in the pan when browning the beef. It adds so much flavor, it's amazing! I don't brown burger any other way!

Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, packet mix, pepper and remaining 1 tsp of Italian seasoning. At this time, I start cooking the noodles, and let the sauce simmer while the noodles are cooking. Plate noodles and sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese!


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  1. Best thing about ground beef is that it is inexpensive and versatile. That is why many ingredients complements its flavor.

  2. It is my favorite meat to cook with! I will be checking out your site, it looks like it's right up my alley! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I really need to make spaghetti this way again! It's been a long time!


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