Spaghetti with Italian Meat Sauce | PCC Natural Markets

Spaghetti with Italian Meat Sauce

Serves: 4 to 6

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When you have great ingredients like sweet onions, juicy tomatoes and aged Pecorino cheese, the simplest preparation becomes something really special. This is an easy to prepare, budget-stretching meal for a family dinner or a group of fun-loving friends.

Ingredients

Preparation

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add pasta. Cook, according to package directions, until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water. Toss pasta with a little bit of olive oil.

While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a heavy bottomed sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until they begin to turn golden, about 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and Italian seasoning; cook for 1 minute more. Add meat, breaking it into bite-sized pieces, and cook until it is done through. Stir in tomatoes and cook for about 2 minutes.

To give the sauce a smoother consistency, add about 1/4 cup reserved pasta water and simmer until sauce thickens and becomes silky, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in parsley or basil and season with salt and pepper.

Serve sauce over hot pasta and sprinkle with grated Pecorino.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Evening Magazine" show, which aired August 28, 2014.

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