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Bachelor's Spaghetti Sauce

 Bachelor's Spaghetti Sauce
My husband, Eric, perfected this sauce when he was still single. He shared the recipe with me after we got married. Now everyone in the family loves it, no matter what their marital status is!—Rhandi Tyssen, Calgary, Alberta
9 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons each dried basil, oregano and parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried marjoram, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • Dash pepper
  • Hot cooked spaghetti

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef, mushrooms, onion and garlic over
  • medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes,
  • tomato paste, water, soy sauce and seasonings. Cover and simmer for
  • 20 minutes or until heated through. Discard bay leaves. Serve over
  • spaghetti. Yield: 7 cups.
Buy a pair of tweezers and keep it in your kitchen drawer. Use it to easily remove bay leaves from sauces and soups.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 130 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 522 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.