Grandma’s Spaghetti

Jul 31, 2019 by

Grandma’s Spaghetti is one of the dishes my mother in law used to make. My kids always loved her Spaghetti. The instructions were always add a little of this and of that.  This is the closest I’ve ever came to her recipe. There are two things that I know I have different than hers. I use lean ground beef instead of the greasy ground beef, and I add butter; that replaces the grease from the beef. Her secret ingredient was tomato ketchup :). When I do make it, its enough so the kids can take some to their home.

 

Ingredients
  • 1½ lb ground beef 93/70
  • olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 3 or 4 stalks of celery
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 32 oz Ragu Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 box regular Spaghetti noodles
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup of chicken broth (only if the sauce is too thick)
 
Instructions
  1. Preheat the cast iron skillet add the olive oil. Brown the ground beef.
  2. Once the ground beef is browned, take the beef out of the skillet and add to the Dutch Oven. Add the salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning and sugar to the beef.
  3. Add to the skillet some more olive oil then add the cutup vegetables and the minced garlic. Cook till done.
  4. Add the Ragu Spaghetti Sauce and 1 cup of tomato ketchup to the beef. Once the vegetables are done add to the Beef mixture, simmer on low for 1 hour. If the sauce is too thick add the chicken broth.
  5. Cook the spaghetti noodles according to the box instructions. Add the cooked spaghetti to the sauce. Add 2 tbsp butter and serve.
Grandma's Spaghetti
 
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Grandma's Spaghetti is one of the dishes my mother in law used to make. My kids always loved her Spaghetti. The instructions were always add a little of this and of that. This is the closest I've ever came to her recipe. There are two things that I know I have different than hers. I use lean ground beef instead of the greasy ground beef, and I add butter; that replaces the grease from the beef. Her secret ingredient was tomato ketchup 🙂
Recipe type: Main Dishes, Beef, One Pot Meals
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1½ lb ground beef 93/70
  • olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 3 or 4 stalks of celery
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 32 oz Ragu Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 box regular Spaghetti noodles
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup of chicken broth (only if the sauce is too thick)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the cast iron skillet add the olive oil. Brown the ground beef.
  2. Once the ground beef is browned, take the beef out of the skillet and add to the Dutch Oven. Add the salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning and sugar to the beef.
  3. Add to the skillet some more olive oil then add the cutup vegetables and the minced garlic. Cook till done.
  4. Add the Ragu Spaghetti Sauce and 1 cup of tomato ketchup to the beef. Once the vegetables are done add to the Beef mixture, simmer on low for 1 hour.
  5. Cook the spaghetti noodles according to the box instructions. Add the cooked spaghetti to the sauce. Add 2 tbsp butter and serve.
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One Pot Pasta

May 9, 2016 by

One Pot Pasta is one of those dishes that is in “style”. This is another recipe from Tasty videos. And again really good. One pot dishes have been around for ages. Take a look at this boerenkool dish.  Great for a weeknight evening dinner, it’s fast and tasty.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Diced Chicken Breasts
  • 3 Chorizo sausage
  • 2 Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper
  • 2 cups of Mushrooms
  • 1/2 box linguine
  • 1 box of Chicken broth (5 cups)
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Shredded Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning

Preparation:

  1. Pour olive oil into the pot. Add diced chicken breast to the pot, cover with Cajun seasoning, and stir until the chicken is evenly seasoned. Then, add sliced Chorizo sausage and stir. Cook the meat on medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  2. Add in the garlic, onion, peppers, and mushrooms, and stir. Continue stirring for 3-5 minutes as the veggies cook down.
  3. Add the dry pasta to the pot (if using long, thin noodles, break in half), then pour in the chicken broth. Stir until everything is well-mixed. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, keep covered bring the heat down to a simmer for 10 minutes.I like my pasta with a lot of sauce, if you don’t like that discard the liquid. If the sauce is too thin add diluted cornstarch. Lastly, add heavy cream and Parmesan and stir until your pasta is well blended. Garnish with green onions.
    One Pot Pasta
     
    One Pot Pasta is one of those dishes that is in “style”. This is another recipe from Tasty videos. And again really good. One pot dishes have been around for ages. Take a look at this boerenkool dish. Great for a weeknight evening dinner, it’s fast and tasty.
    Ingredients
    • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
    • 1 Diced Chicken Breasts
    • 3 Chorizo sausage
    • 2 Garlic, minced
    • ½ Onion
    • ½ Red Bell Pepper
    • ½ Green Bell Pepper
    • 2 cups of Mushrooms
    • ½ box linguine
    • 1 box of Chicken broth (5 cups)
    • ½ cup Heavy Cream
    • 1 cup Shredded Parmesan
    • 2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
    Instructions
    1. Pour olive oil into the pot. Add diced chicken breast to the pot, cover with Cajun seasoning, and stir until the chicken is evenly seasoned. Then, add sliced Chorizo sausage and stir. Cook the meat on medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
    2. Add in the garlic, onion, peppers, and mushrooms, and stir. Continue stirring for 3-5 minutes as the veggies cook down.
    3. Add the dry pasta to the pot (if using long, thin noodles, break in half), then pour in the chicken broth. Stir until everything is well-mixed. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, keep covered bring the heat down to a simmer for 10 minutes.I like my pasta with a lot of sauce, if you don’t like that discard the liquid. If the sauce is too thin add diluted cornstarch. Lastly, add heavy cream and Parmesan and stir until your pasta is well blended. Garnish with green onions.

 

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Lasagna

Jan 8, 2012 by

Lasagna, also lasagne, is both a form of pasta in sheets (often rippled in North America and other countries, though seldom so in Italy) and also a dish, sometimes named Lasagne al forno (meaning “Lasagne in the oven”) made with alternate layers of pasta, cheese, and sometimes ragu (a meat sauce). While it is traditionally believed to have originated in Italy, evidence has come to light suggesting that a very similar meal known as “loseyns” (pronounced ‘lasan’) was eaten in the court of King Richard II of England in the 14th Century. The word “lasagna” is derived from the Greek word “lasanon” meaning chamber pot. The word was later borrowed by the Romans as “lasanum” to mean cooking pot. The Italians then used the word to refer to the dish in which what is now known as lasagna is made. The word lasagna or lasagne (plural) now simply applies to the food itself. The British (and Italians) generally use the plural “lasagne” to mean both the dish and the pasta while the Americans commonly use the singular “lasagna”

Ingredients

  • 1 large jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 4 hot Italian sausages
  • 1/2 tray of ground beef
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 5 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 sprig of basil
  • 2 sprigs of oregano if you can’t get the fresh herbs, use 1 tbsp of Italian seasonings
  • 9 lasagna noodles

Instructions

  1. Cut up the 2 sprigs oregano, 1 sprig basil. Brown the ground beef and Italian sausage. If you don’t want to use Italian sausage then use 1 tray of ground beef. Add 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, and the cutup fresh basil and oregano. Then add the spaghetti sauce, my preference is Prego.
  2. Mix the Ricotta cheese with the egg, sugar and Parmesan cheese. Put on the 1stlayer the meat sauce, the 2nd layer the lasagna noodles, layer 3 the ricotta cheese sauce, sprinkle with some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Start the process all over again till all the sauce is used up. Cover and bake in 350F oven for 30 min then take the foil off and bake for another 10 min. Let it stand for half an hour then eat.

Lasagna
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 large jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 4 hot Italian sausages
  • ½ tray of ground beef
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 5 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 sprig of basil
  • 2 sprigs of oregano if you can't get the fresh herbs, use 1 tbsp of Italian seasonings
  • 9 lasagna noodles
Instructions
  1. Cut up the 2 sprigs oregano, 1 sprig basil. Brown the ground beef and italian sausage. If you don't want to use Italian sausage then use 1 tray of ground beef. Add ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, and the cutup fresh basil and oregano. Then add the spaghetti sauce, my preference is Prego.
  2. Mix the Ricotta cheese with the egg, sugar and Parmesan cheese. Put on the 1stlayer the meat sauce, the 2nd layer the lasagna noodles, layer 3 the ricotta cheese sauce, sprinkle with some mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Start the process all over again till all the sauce is used up. Cover and bake in 350F oven for 30 min then take the foil off and bake for another 10 min. Let it stand for half an hour then eat.

 

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