Easy Spaghetti Sauce

I am sooo over winter, as I am not a cold-weather girl! I’m not even a cool-weather girl!! Give me 90 degrees everyday and I will be one happy-flip-flop-wearing gal! 🙂

The only good thing about cool weather is the hot comfort food that comes with it. And one of those comfort foods is spaghetti. I love spaghetti, and for probably the first twenty years of mine and Mr.’s marriage, my spaghetti sauce came from a jar. But it was always a little too tomato-y for me, as I’m not a huge fan of tomatoes. So I found a meat sauce recipe, tweeked it to our taste, and have been using it for close to 10 years now.

Mr. loves spicy food (the hotter the better), so this recipe is on the spicy side. (check the bottom of post for non-spicy substitutions) And I don’t like my sauce soupy, so if you do be sure and add more water to the recipe.

Easy Spaghetti Sauce

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8 oz. spaghetti

1 lb. ground beef

2-3 cloves garlic

1 can Rotel

1/2 can (6 oz.) tomato paste

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp sugar

1/4 – 1/2 cup water

Salt & pepper, to taste

Bring water to a rolling boil in pot. Add spaghetti and cook according to directions.

Brown beef and garlic in large skillet. Drain grease, if necessary.

Add remaining ingredients and simmer 10-15 minutes.

When tender, drain water from spaghetti. Add sauce to pot and stir to mix.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

*If you like a stronger garlic flavor (like us), add garlic at the end of recipe instead of the beginning.

**For non-spicy, substitute 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1 can (14 oz) petite diced tomatoes in place of Rotel. Add chopped onion to skillet to brown with beef.

Y’all have a great day! Later gators!

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