Pinterest Follow Button
Family Favorite Recipes Family Favorites
Mr Espresso
like us on Facebook

Quick Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Quick Spaghetti with Meat SauceWho wants sauce from a jar? This simple sauce is easy to create and spices can be adjusted for your family's tastes. Serve over hot pasta and complete the meal with a mixed greens salad and garlic bread.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 ounces ground pork
4 ounces Italian pork sausage
1 (7-ounce) jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced (1 clove)
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (10.75-ounce) can tomato purée
1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup dry red wine (or water)
Cooked spaghetti pasta
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine pork, sausage, sweet peppers, onion, and garlic in a heavy, large covered saucepan; cook until pork and sausage are brown, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon. Drain off fat.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato purée, Italian seasoning, salt and black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until desired consistency.
  3. Stir in wine or water.
  4. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti with grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled atop, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 383 calories; Protein: 21 grams; Fat: 13 grams; Sodium: 1464 milligrams; Cholesterol: 49 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 5 grams; Carbohydrates: 42 grams; Fiber: 8 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.