Hot-Pepper Pasta Sauce

This is a spicy staple in my kitchen. Reactions vary depending on the eater's tolerance for hot and spicy foods. I'm not sure why I started putting serranos in my spaghetti sauce, but now it's just not the same if they're not in it. This recipe can also be made using 3/4 of a jar of Ragu rather than the tomato paste. I think the texture is a lot nicer when I cook it that way, and I don't feel like it's cheating because it gets a complete makeover on the way from the jar to the plate.

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  • In medium saucepan on medium heat, brown meat along with bay leaf, oregano, basil, sage, garlic and serranos.
  • As meat turns from red to browny-pink, add cilantro (and red pepper, if you're adding it).
  • When meat is completely brown, add tomato paste and stir in thoroughly.
  • Optional: If draining grease, do so before adding sauce.
  • You may want to add more oregano and basil to taste after draining.
  • Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Serve over pasta.
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"This is a spicy staple in my kitchen. Reactions vary depending on the eater's tolerance for hot and spicy foods. I'm not sure why I started putting serranos in my spaghetti sauce, but now it's just not the same if they're not in it. This recipe can also be made using 3/4 of a jar of Ragu rather than the tomato paste. I think the texture is a lot nicer when I cook it that way, and I don't feel like it's cheating because it gets a complete makeover on the way from the jar to the plate."
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  1. abcdefg
    This is a spicy staple in my kitchen. Reactions vary depending on the eater's tolerance for hot and spicy foods. I'm not sure why I started putting serranos in my spaghetti sauce, but now it's just not the same if they're not in it. This recipe can also be made using 3/4 of a jar of Ragu rather than the tomato paste. I think the texture is a lot nicer when I cook it that way, and I don't feel like it's cheating because it gets a complete makeover on the way from the jar to the plate.
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