Spaghetti

I am a little hesitant posting this, because it is my Ace in the sleeve here at home.

This is the best recipe I have.  It is simple, it is easy, it is wonderful, it is filling, it can be gluten free, it can be utterly amazing.

This is not a pressure cooker recipe, either.  You can make the sauce in the pressure cooker, but I’ve found we like the flavors better from a pot.  I think the intense heat kind of obliterates tomatoes…which is fine for tomato soup, but not for spaghetti sauce.

This is how I do it…granted, this is for a family of 7.  Just keep that in mind….

 

What You’ll Need:

Get 2 pots and a gigantic pan with a lid

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of organic stewed tomatoes
  • 1  can of organic tomato paste
  • 1 lbs organic ground beef
  • 1 package of gluten free spaghetti
  • 1 package of regular spaghetti
  • Kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, fresh basil

 

In the pots, boil water for noodles.

In the gigantic pan, start browning the organic ground beef with Kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder and a little dried basil

When the water is boiling, add 1 package of normal spaghetti noodles to Pot A, add gluten free spaghetti noodles to Pot B

Cook the noodles for 8 minutes.  And for heaven’s sake, put a timer on!  Oh, the experience that is speaking here…

 

Go back to the gigantic pot:  The ground beef should be browned by now.  Drain the fat out and return to the stove.

Go ahead and add the 2 cans of undrained stewed tomatoes and 1 can of tomato paste.  Stir gently, so the tomato paste is evenly mixed in.

Add a little more garlic, little more salt, pinch of chopped fresh basil and put the lid on. Turn the heat to low-medium and let simmer until the noodles are done.

 

This is all you need.  It is the easiest recipe, but it is the absolute best I have!

Bonus: How you can check to see if the noodles are actually done – take one noodle and throw it against a wall or cupboard.  That’s right, just fling that sucker across the room.  If you’re not comfortable with this, find a kid to do it for you.  If it sticks, the spaghetti is done.  If it falls, give it 2 more minutes.  Plus…it is so much fun throwing spaghetti around the kitchen.  😉

 

 

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