Saturday, January 28, 2017

Homemade Spaghetti (Sorta)

Sorry for the plate being messy... I was getting seconds. SOOO GOOD.

I had to have auto-correct fix the word "Spaghetti" cause the English language has so many silent letters.

My favorite meal to make in the entire world is spaghetti. It's simple, quick, and only requires like 4 ingredients. I use to make mine with just three, but I started adding in shredded cheese and it's been just AMAZING. I don't wanna brag, but I've never tasted better spaghetti... I thought I'd share the recipe, as many of you seem to like my food posts, so here ya go!

Makes for 4-5 people. Takes about 20-30 mins.

1/2 package of angel hair pasta (you can use any but I LOVE angel hair the best)
1 Can of Ragu pasta sauce. I use the traditional, picture here.
1 Pound of ground beef
1 package of shredded cheese, picture here.
Salt & Pepper

1. In a small pot add water and bring water to a boil and pour your angel hair pasta in. A good rule of measurement is about a quarter size for 4 people. I made the mistake of using a whole box once and let's just say we had A LOT of pasta.

2. While you're waiting for the water to boil, add your ground beef to a different pan with a little bit of oil at the bottom. (Make sure this pan can hold the beef and the pasta because you'll be adding it to this pan later on) This is when I like to season the ground beef, so I add in salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and a pinch of oregano if I have it. Keep an eye on the ground beef and cover it. Keep it on medium heat and stir every now and then.

3. Once your beef has cooked, drain the excess in the sink and put the pan back on the stove. Add in your Ragu pasta sauce and cook over low to medium heat until it begins to thicken. If you like meatballs (I don't), this is when you can add them in. I usually let mine thicken for about 8-10 minutes. It's' your call on how you want the sauce to be, so If you don't want it thick at all, then 2-5 minutes should be fine.

4. Drain your angel hair pasta. If your sauce hasn't thickened yet, set the pasta aside until it does. Once the sauce is to your liking, add in the angel hair pasta and mix it in well. 
Turn the heat off and add in the shredded cheese. I usually add in about half a bag. You can do as much or as little as you'd like. I first started this off by not adding cheese at all, but taking how much spaghetti I wanted in my own bowl and adding the cheese there. Whatever works. The cheese is the secret ingredient. THE BEST PART.

Enjoy! :)

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