Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
A wonderful spaghetti sauce that is very traditional Italian. This is a Farinola family recipe that I found on the web. The family boasts over ninety-five years of experience in the kitchen, starting with their family first restaurant" Ristorante Moderno" in 1912 in Brindisi, Italy. The family eventually made their way to Houston Texas where they would continue to share their family's gastronomic dishes at Pino's Italian Restaurant. Manja!
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1⁄2 lb ground beef or 1⁄2 lb ground turkey
- 1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
- salt & fresh ground pepper
- flat leaf parsley, chopped (optional)
- parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
- basil, chopped (optional)
- Using medium high heat preheat a large skillet that has been sprayed well with cooking spray or drizzled with enough olive oil to keep food from sticking.
- Add the chopped onion, carrots and celery to the hot pan and sauté until the carrots, celery and onions become tender and the onions become translucent, about 8 minutes.
- Add the meat and stir continuously to break up any large chunks.
- Once the meat is browned drain all fat and add sauce. Reduce heat to low and cook until the sauce thickens.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- This is great over pasta or in any recipe calling for spaghetti sauce. Wonderful garnished with grated parmesan cheese, chopped parsley and/or chopped basil.
- Note: For a little extra richness, add a pat of butter to your cooked pasta or directly to the sauce!