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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Spaghetti is one of those recipes that many of us create on our own.  Mrs. Herring invited her Aunt Lura and Uncle Oree over for supper from time to time and they always wanted her to cook spaghetti.  Many times we would eat with them and Brent still remembers  that they always wanted spaghetti to eat for supper and how much we all laughed when we visited with them.  I know this sounds somewhat morbid and I certainly don't mean to be disrespectful but Aunt Lura is the only person that I have ever known that had a smile on her face when she was laid out in her casket!  You just don't forget something like that.

I recently saw the Andy Griffith episode where Goober cooks spaghetti for supper for Andy and Opie.  After filling up on the spaghetti, Goober remembers to tell Andy that he's supposed to eat supper with Helen who also has cooked spaghetti.  Upon returning home, Goober then remembers that Andy was supposed to go to a meeting at Howard's house and again was fed spaghetti.  Goober, Helen, and Howard's Mother all shared with Andy that their secret ingredient for spaghetti was oregano.
Well, I don't have a secret ingredient for my spaghetti sauce but I did come up with the idea to use my lasagna sauce for spaghetti sauce and we like it just fine with angel hair pasta.

                                                          Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

2 lbs. ground chuck
1 - 2 lb. 13 oz. Ragu Traditional Sauce
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1/2 Tbsp. oregano
1 medium onion, chopped

Brown ground chuck with onion.  Use a fork to press down on the meat, so that it crumbles into small pieces.  Drain.  Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 30 min.

Add 12 oz. pkg. of angel hair pasta, 1 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. butter to boiling water.  Return to boil and cook for 5 min.  Drain pasta in colander.  Serve with spaghetti sauce.

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