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Savory Spaghetti Sauce

 Savory Spaghetti Sauce
This fresh-tasting spaghetti sauce is a real crowd-pleaser. With a husband and 12 kids to feed every day, I rely on this flavorful recipe often. It tastes especially good in the summer made with fresh garden herbs. —Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan
4-6 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 70 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked spaghetti
  • Fresh oregano, optional

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook ground beef and onion until meat is no longer
  • pink and onion is tender; drain. Add the next eight ingredients;
  • bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the bay leaf. Serve with spaghetti. Garnish with oregano if
  • desired. Yield: 4-6 servings (about 1 quart).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 182 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 559 mg sodium,

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Savory Spaghetti Sauce (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.