Fancy Weeknight Spaghetti

One of the first dinner time meals that I learned how to make was spaghetti. It’s simple, yet delicious and very cost efficient. It’s a great way to feed your household a hearty meal, while still having leftovers. My spaghetti recipe is called “fancy” weeknight spaghetti because it uses 2 types of meat and also uses cheese and fresh parsley as a garnish -giving it a nice spin on a classic dish. As always, please let me know how it turns out and if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Glam Kitchen Tips:

  • If you do not want to use Italian Sausage -use 2 pounds of ground beef instead
  • Fresh garlic is best for this recipe…but if you only have the jar garlic then use what you have
  • Use 2 tablespoon of butter and 2 teaspoons of salt in your pasta water

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound mild ground Italian Sausage
  • 2 (24 ounces) jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (14.5 ounce )can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Seasoning salt
  • Pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Oregano (dried)
  • Parsley (fresh) , optional garnish
  • Thyme (dried)
  • Mozzarella or Italian Blend Shredded Cheese, optional garnish
  • 16 ounce box of spaghetti noodles

Instructions

  1. Cook spaghetti noodles according to packaging , drain and set aside
  2. In a deep, large pot add ground beef and Italian Sausage
  3. Season with seasoning salt, black pepper, onion powder, oregano, oregano, and thyme
  4. Brown meat until fully cooked and drain then return to the pot
  5. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, balsamic vinegar and cook for 5-7 minutes on medium high heat
  6. Add the spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes then lower the heat to medium low and cook for 35-45 minutes , stirring occasionally
  7. Remove sauce from heat
  8. To arrange plate , add the noodles and pour sauce over the noodles
  9. Sprinkle with cheese and garnish with fresh parsley
  10. Serve and enjoy !

6 thoughts on “Fancy Weeknight Spaghetti

  1. I would’ve never thought to addd balsamic vinegar. I’m looking forward to trying it next time I make spaghetti!!

  2. Putting any fat in the water with your pasta makes for a slick noodle that your sauce then slides right off. Other than that it looks tasty.

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