I have been asked to make this for him, package it and send it to him up in Washington state.When I visit, I have 2 lbs of ground beef waiting for me. When I make it, I swear he calls or texts. I think he just senses it.
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
16 oz. package of spaghetti noodles ( I use Rigati )
1 lb. ground beef (80/20)
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
salt for pasta water and sauce
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1 tbs. sugar
1 big can of traditional sauce (24 oz.?, 32?)
In a large pot of water, add salt, as much as you like, and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook as directed on the package, making to stir pasta to keep from sticking. In the meantime, in a large skillet, heat about 2 tbs. olive oil over medium heat. Add onions first, saute for 2 or 3 minutes, then add garlic, mushrooms, tsp. and a half of salt and Italian seasoning. Add meat and saute together until no longer pink. It will be nice and juicy, but do not, by any means drain the mixture. This is what makes this sauce so good. FAT. Add sauce and let simmer together for at least 30 minutes to let all of the flavors combine. Serve hot over noodles.
Now I miss my little brother. I think I will call him. If you read this Randy, I love and miss you very much. Love, Your Favorite Sister. (Shutup Carrie)