I discovered this recipe in a 'Better Homes' magazine. Made it last night for the first time and it was excellent. I used Fusilli instead of the spaghetti and it worked perfectly.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 1 small sweet green pepper, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup chopped celery (1 stalk)
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 1⁄2 cups water
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 (13 -15 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 dash crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 ounces dried spaghetti, broken into 2 inch pieces
- In a large saucepan or Dutch over, cook meat, onion, sweet pepper, celery, carrot, and garlic over medium heat until vegetables are tender and meat is no longer pink.
- Drain off excess fat.
- Add waterm undrained tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper and red pepper.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add broken spaghetti.
- Return to boiling.
- Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until spaghetti is tender.
- Serve immediately.