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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Photo: Kate Sears, Food Styling: Paul Grimes
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 45 mins
Yield Serves 6
Homemade spaghetti sauce doesn't have to simmer all day on the stove to be good. Try our recipe for Spaghetti with Meat Sauce that has simple ingredients and is table-ready in an hour.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces ground beef
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28-oz. can tomato puree
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
  • 12 ounces spaghetti

Nutrition Information

  • calories 392
  • fat 7 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 24 g
  • carbohydrate 55 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 47 mg
  • sodium 344 mg

How to Make It

  1. Warm a large pan over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook, stirring and breaking it up, until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Drain off all but 1 Tbsp. of fat, if necessary. Add mushrooms, onion and garlic; sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in tomato puree, broth, Italian seasoning, bay leaf and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to lowest setting and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring often.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook spaghetti until al dente, about 10 minutes or as package label directs. Remove bay leaf from sauce and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Pour sauce over spaghetti, toss and serve.