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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 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in your pasta water before you add the pasta
  • I also drizzle the pasta with a little olive oil once I drain it to prevent the noodles from sticking together

Feeds 6-8


• 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, orange , or yellow bell pepper, diced

• 2 tablespoon garlic

• 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

• 1 teaspoon Seasoning salt

• 1/8 teaspoon ground black Pepper

• 1 teaspoon Garlic powder

• 1/2 teaspoon Oregano (dried)

• 1/2 teaspoon Basil (dried )

• 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)

• Parsley (fresh) , optional garnish

• Parmesan cheese, optional garnish

• 16 ounce box of spaghetti noodles

1. Cook spaghetti noodles according to packaging , drain and set aside

3. In a deep, large pot add ground beef, Italian Sausage, onion , and bell pepper

4. Cook until meat is fully browned and drain oil off meat and return to pot

5. Season with seasoning salt, black pepper, garlic powder , oregano,basil, and Balsamic vinegar – stir well and allow it to cook for 3-4 minutes

7. Add the spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes , and sugar (optional ) and stir

8. Lower heat to medium low and cook for 45 -60 minutes , stirring occasionally

9. Remove sauce from heat and stir well

10. To arrange plate , add the noodles and pour sauce over the noodles

12. Sprinkle with cheese (optional) and garnish with fresh parsley

13. Serve and enjoy !