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!
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!