|Our family's favorite spaghetti|
2 lbs lean ground beef
1 onion chopped (or 1/2 bag of frozen chopped onions)
1 large (4lb 3 oz) jar of Prego spaghetti sauce
1 regular sized (24oz) jar of Prego Sauce (they recently made jar sizes smaller)
2 cans of Italian stewed tomatoes
1 small can of tomato paste
2-4 freshed chopped tomatoes (optional)
2 Tablespoons of sugar
salt, pepper, and seasonings to taste
Cook up your 2 lbs of ground beef with 1 chopped onion (or 1/2 a bag of frozen chopped onions) and drain.
Drain the cans then pour into the bottom of a 6 quart crock pot/roaster oven. Add the tomato paste as well.
Italian stewed tomatoes are huge, so I tend to try and break them up into smaller bite-sized bits before I add anything else. Once the meat and onions are cooked and drained pour them on top of the tomatoes.
|makin' the sauce MEATY|
After that dump in your one large plus one regular sized cans of Prego sauce. Seriously, it can't be another sauce. This one has the best flavor. Also they recently reduced the size of the jars (but of course charged the same price), and you want to make as much sauce as possible if you are going to go to all the trouble, right?
|Prego... it's in there...|
Pour that in and stir around gently to mix everything together. Add salt, pepper, any other spices you like, and here's a little secret my mom doesn't do, I add a few spoonfuls of white sugar to counteract all the acid in the tomatoes. Its just mellows it out a tiny bit and doesn't sweeten it like you'd think.
|The best spaghetti sauce! We love it.|
Sprinkle a bit of Parmesan cheese over the top and you're good to go. Serve with some veggies or a salad to round out the meal. Our personal favorite thing to do is make homemade french bread topped with creamy butter, to help sop up any wayward sauce lingering about (recipe coming next, stay tuned).
So that's it. Nothing earth shattering here. Just a quick, easy, and very VERY tasty sauce the whole family loves. Enjoy! Printable recipe found here.