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Spaghetti for One (Maybe Two) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Laura Powell
Added: Sunday, February 11, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 T olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lb ground beef
16 oz can stewed tomatoes
1/2 6 oz can tomato paste
1/2 t sugar
2 t oregano 1/2 bay leaf
Salt and Pepper to tast
8 oz box spaghetti

Directions:
Directions:
Put olive oil in frying pan over low heat, saute' onion and garlic until golden, about 2 minutes. Add beef and cook until brownish, stirring with fork to separate. Dump in tomatoes with juice and, while they are on the surface, cut them up with knife or scissors. Stir in tomato paste, sugar, oregano, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Adjust heat so sauce is simmering slowly. Cook at least 1 hour, covered, stirring occasionally. If it gets too thick, add a little water, dry wine or tomato juice until thinned to your taste. Remove bay leaf before serving.

About 20 minutes before sauce will be ready, put 1 qt of water and 2 tsps salt in saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. Drop in one-fourth box of spaghetti. Cook according to pkg. directions for time. Drain, and add sauce. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and/or sweet red pepper flakes. Serve garlic bread and green salad on the side.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
1 or 2
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is from my very first cookbook "The Junk Food Junkie's Book of Haute Cuisine". I have had it since 1978. I have a very fond memory of sharing this book with my dad after I got my first apartment. Had to convince him that I could cook so I bought this cookbook. Probably should have bought something with Julia Childs name on it.

 

 

 

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