Our youngest turns 17 this week. In keeping with family tradition, the birthday person gets to choose what we have for dinner. Our son requested spaghetti which is always a crowd pleaser. Funny thing is, I make spaghetti almost every week, but he still wants it on his birthday. My recipe is so easy that I almost feel guilty that everyone likes it so much. Almost.
I like to use lean ground beef for my spaghetti sauce - usually 93% lean. It has enough fat to cook the veggies without being overly greasy. Once the ground beef is browned I add the onion & green pepper and saute for about 2 minutes or until they are crisp tender. Next I add the garlic and cook for about a minute. And finally I add the time saver - the sauce. (I like this one because it has no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup.)
Once this simmers for 20-30 minutes I toss it with thin spaghetti and serve it up on a pasta platter.
A little freshly grated parmesan and parsley from the kitchen garden sprinkled on top and it's supper time!