Pasta with Sauce
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Serves: 7
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box (1 pound) of pasta - cook half
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • ½ large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 big bell pepper or 2 small peppers
  • 1 box (8 ounces) of mushrooms
  • 1 jar (1.5 pounds) of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of butter (optional)
Instructions
  1. Boil a lot of water in a large pot. This will be for the pasta, but don't add pasta yet.
  2. Dice onion, peppers, mushrooms for the tomato sauce.
  3. In a large pan, heat oil over medium heat.
  4. Add the ground beef, and cook until not pink.
  5. When the beef is brown and not pink, transfer beef into large bowl.
  6. Drain off the excess grease from the beef. This prevents an oily sauce.
  7. Add onion and garlic to pan, and cook until light brown.
  8. Add peppers and mushrooms to pan, and cook until almost done (visual indicator: mushrooms look mostly shriveled).
  9. The sauce is almost done, so add pasta to the large pot of boiling water. Set a timer for the pasta.
  10. Back to the sauce in the large pan: add tomato sauce and drained, cooked beef to the sauce. Stir. Taste sauce - I added butter. The sauce is done.
  11. When pasta timer goes off, taste a piece of pasta. If done, drain pasta. Else, cook more.
  12. Eat pasta with sauce. I eat leftovers within a week.
Recipe by FoodParsed at http://foodparsed.com/easy-pasta-sauce-tomato/