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
- 2 cans of organic stewed tomatoes
- 1 can of organic tomato paste
- 1 lbs organic ground beef
- 1 package of gluten free spaghetti (I prefer corn noodles)
- 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 gluten free spaghetti noodles
- 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. 😉