Lakin/Thompson Recipes

Easy Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

"Tastes Authentic""
  1. 1 jar red spaghetti sauce ( we like Classico basil or garlic)
  2. 1 medium bell pepper (diced)
  3. 1 medium onion (diced}
  4. 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  5. Optional: small can olives (sliced)
  6. Optional: 1 jalapeno (canned - seeded and minced)
  7. 1 lb hamburger (low fat)
  8. 1/2 lb mushrooms
  9. Parmesan Grated cheese
  10. Pinch of salt (for pasta water)
  1. In a large frying pan brown hamburger. (scoop out grease but leave 2 tbsps )
  2. Add garlic, onions, bell pepper, and mushrooms and saute over medium heat until onions translucent and mushrooms soft.
  3. Add pasta sauce ,stir and heat until bubbling.
  4. Lower heat to simmer covered for 10 - 20
  5. In a large pot cook 8 oz. spaghetti noodles in boiling salted water for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with hot water.
  6. Serve meat sauce over pasta and sprinkle with cheese.


"don't forget to add some garlic bread"