Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Got this recipe 30 years ago from my late mother-in-law and it has been a favorite ever since. Most of the published recipes call for tomato soup, tomato sauce or pasta sauce. I use just canned stewed tomatoes, so I don't have to add sugar.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped not minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
- 1 -2 tablespoon dried basil
- salt and pepper
- .Brown ground beef in olive oil for five minutes. Add onion, green pepper and garlic and continue browning for five more minutes. Add two cans of stewed tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste and dried basil. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until flavors have blended. Can be served with elbow macaroni, mashed potatoes or rice.