Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
My favorite lazy weekday meal to cook. It's quick, it's easy, it's tasty...
Make and share this Simple Marinara Sauce recipe from Food.com.
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme, crushed
- add garlic and beef into a large skillet. brown beef. drain grease.
- add diced tomatoes and sauce. mix well.
- add all the spices. i like this with sliced black olives added, too.
- serve on noodles.
Absolutely loved this sauce! I used it to simmer Delicious Italian Meatballs Simmered in Sauce - Mommy's Best! by petlover, so I omitted the beef in the sauce. I, too, always add cinnamon to meat sauce, but have never tried ginger. I really enjoyed the added layer of flavor and I love how chunky the sauce is. It tastes very fresh! I did add some fresh herbs (thyme, sage, parsley and basil) and 1 t brown sugar because we like a sweet sauce, but otherwise made as directed. Fantastic with pet's meatballs! Thanks Abi Fae!
YumMee! What a great, fast way to make a tasty sauce that can be used in so many ways. Tonight we're going to have it with Better-than-storebought Mozzarella Sticks. You can taste the cinnamon, but it's not overpowering; just a nice hint of it. I used my stick blender to break down the tomatoes for a slightly thicker sauce that would stick to the cheese sticks better. Thanks, Abi Q, for this keeper!