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Spaghetti Sauce

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  • Veg
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  • 1 hr 20 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Medium

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The epitome of flavor in the Italian cuisine, a spaghetti sauce made the traditional Italian way is always a mouthwatering comfort meal.

A homemade spaghetti sauce served with Italian pasta is an easy dinner that is loved by kids and adults alike. Regardless of whether or not you like other Italian food, hearty homemade spaghetti is going to leave you feeling warm and craving for more.

In Italy alone, you will come across several different recipes that are equally delicious but distinctive in their own way. There is a tradition in Italian households of recipes being passed down generations. Homemade spaghetti sauce is one of them. You will always find someone who says, “It is my grandma’s or great grandmother’s recipe”.

This recipe is a culmination of different flavors that will make a delicious spaghetti sauce true to the taste of Italian households.

Health Benefits

Spaghetti sauce is made with tomatoes which provide a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins A and C, calcium contains fiber that helps the digestive system. The lean beef used in the recipe is a source for protein and has iron that helps prevent anemia.

Calories per serving: 350 Kcal

Fat per serving: 33.3 g

Protein per serving: 38.7 g

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How to Make Spaghetti Sauce

  1. In a large, deep pot heat olive oil on a medium-high flame and add garlic. Sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add onions and fry for 1-2 minutes until or until they are translucent.
  3. Add ground beef, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, bay leaves and Italian seasoning to the pan. Fry until the beef is browned and cooked through.
  4. Add tomato sauce, paste and diced tomatoes to the beef and stir well.
  5. Reduce the flame to a medium-low, cover the pan with a lid and let the sauce cook for around 1 ½ hours. The consistency of the sauce should not be thin.
  6. Mix in parmesan cheese and mushrooms, pour over spaghetti or any other pasta and serve hot.

Trivia

  • The first recorded entry of a tomato sauce in Italy comes from Antonio Latini’s cookbook Lo scalco alla moderna.
  • Although it is regarded as the quintessential Italian dish, spaghetti with tomato sauce wasn’t a part of the Italian diet until the 1800s.
  • Spaghetti s the plural of spaghetto which is derived from the word spago which means “thin string” or “twine”.

Did you know that the first known record of pasta dates back to the 5th century AD, and is mentioned in the Talmud, which is a Jewish religious law book.

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