Prep 2 mins
Cook 30 mins
My best friend's mom used to make spaghetti using a thick, meaty sauce. It's easy and very simple, which is what I like about it. The best thing about this recipe is you can use beef, turkey, or even vegetarian meat-substitute crumbles.
- 1 lb ground meat (beef, turkey, or vegetarian crumbles)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) packet spaghetti sauce mix
- spaghetti (thin or regular)
- In large pot, start boiling water for the spaghetti.
- In Dutch oven, or large pot, brown ground meat. While it's cooking, season it with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Drain grease.
- Reduce stove to low/medium heat. Add tomato sauce. Add more cans, depending on how liquidy you want your sauce, reduce cans if you want a thicker sauce. Add diced tomatoes, undrained. Add cream of mushroom and the spaghetti sauce mix packet.
- At this point, add spaghetti to boiling water and cook as directed on box/package. Simmer sauce for 15-20 minutes or until sauce is as hot as you want.
this was a different change from the ragu based sauce i usually make. but it wasn't my favorite. my son loved it, spaghetti is his fav meal. he dug in again and again. but i think i may have added too much extra italian seasoning. the recipe didn't call for it but i thought it was a given but there was prob enough in the spaghetti seasoning packet. so if you make this don't add any extra italian seasonings. overall it was good, but not great...
I have my own spaghetti recipe but was in the mood to try something a litlle different and this was delicious!! I feel easy simple ingredients make the best recipes and this was great. I used ground turkey meat and will switch between this spaghetti recipe and my own.