Monday, January 10, 2011

Fancied-up Spaghetti

I had this spaghetti dish at a diner years ago and absolutely loved it! The amount of ingredients are given in ranges depending on how big of a dish you want to make and how saucy and creamy you like your pasta. Enjoy and have fun playing around with this.


1/2- 1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
salt/pepper (or Adobo salt blend) to taste
1-2 26 oz. jars spaghetti sauce
1 tsp Italian seasoning blend (optional)
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1/2- 1 cup cream
1/2 -3/4 cup capers, drained
1/2 - 3/4 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup sliced green olives (optional)
parmesan/romano cheese, grated for topping
1/4- 1/2 pound spaghetti or any other type of pasta preferred

Saute meat with onions, garlic and mushrooms and salt/pepper. Drain off excess fat. Add in spaghetti sauce and herbs. Cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, boil spaghetti or pasta according to directions on package. Drain and add a little olive oil to keep pasta separate. To the pasta sauce, add capers and olives and cream. Stir well. Mix in spaghetti and stir well. Serve with grated cheese for topping.

Optional- add more flavor and health benefits by adding some chopped greens (like spinach, kale, collard, etc) to the pasta sauce while it is cooking.

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