May 06, 2012

spaghetti night!


Tonight was spaghetti night, which I absolutely love.  I learned this hearty spaghetti sauce recipe from my mom and I'll carry it with me forever.  It tastes like home.  Spaghetti night makes me feel like everything's gonna be ok.

Side bar:  We made it with mushrooms tonight, but it also works great with cubed zucchini.




The weather is so great today, we ate outside on the patio.  Double the fun!

Here's the recipe!

Mushroom & Meat Sauce Spaghetti
by my Mom

Ingredients
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chili flakes
500g extra lean ground beef
2-3 cups mushrooms, sliced
500 mL of your favourite pasta sauce
2 cups whole wheat pasta, prepared as per package instructions

Directions
Heat vegetable oil in a large pot, then add the onions and sauté until they are tender.  Add the turmeric and chili flakes to the onions and continue to sauté for another 5 minutes.  Add the ground beef and cook until the meat is fully cooked and browned.  Add the mushrooms to the meat and cook until the mushrooms are cooked.  Add the pasta sauce and bring to a boil, then reduce heat so that the sauce is just simmering.  Let the sauce simmer for 5-10 mins so that it is heated through.

Serve over pasta and sprinkle with parmesan.  Enjoy!