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Aunt Lil's Italian Spaghetti Recipe

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This recipe for Aunt Lil's Italian Spaghetti, by , is from The Ledbetter Family Cookbook, 4th Edition, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Johnnye Dobbs
Added: Saturday, February 28, 2009


1 pound fresh ground meat
1/2 green pepper chopped
3 medium onions, chopped
1 can tomatoes
1 Tablespoon bacon grease plus 1 teaspoon
1 small can tomato sauce
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 jar sliced mushrooms with juice
1 small can tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Tomato juice to consistency, if desired

Place 1 pound ground meat and 1 Tablespoon bacon grease into a frying pan. Cook the meat until done as you like. In a separate Dutch oven, add 1 teaspoon bacon grease, green pepper, onions, 1 can tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, and Worcestershire. Add meat, tomato paste, and mushrooms with juice. If not thin enough, add some tomato juice. Cook for one hour. Serve with pasta.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Aunt Lil was my Great Aunt Lillian Hahr, wife of Uncle Will Hahr, who was Nannie's brother. Mother taught school with her before she met Daddy.
Louise Younger




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