Quick and Simple Meat Sauce

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat large, deep sided pan on medium to medium high heat.
  • Coat bottom of pan with a couple tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Heat a large pot of water on high until boiling for the pasta.
  • Once the oil starts to ripple but before it starts smoking, dump in the onions, mushrooms and red pepper flakes. Stir the pan occasionally.
  • Once the onions start to soften and the mushrooms brown (about 5-7 minutes), season with salt and stir the pan.
  • Now add the bell pepper and zucchini and stir the pan occasionally.
  • Once the pepper and zucchini begin to soften, add in the garlic and season again with salt continuing to stir the pan occasionally.
  • At this point, the pot of water should be boiling. Season the water liberally with salt and add the pasta. Cook to al dente.
  • Once the garlic is very fragrant, stir in the ground beef and break it up into little pieces.
  • Continue to cook until meat is browned all the way through.
  • Stir in the marinara sauce. It will be pretty thick, so add in about 1/2 cup of pasta water to thin.
  • Bring sauce to a boil, then cover, reduce heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain the pasta and put in bowls.
  • Once the sauce is done, pour over the pasta and then add some parmigiano cheese if you'd like!
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