This Italian Spaghetti Recipe is what I put together when I wanted that good old Italian Recipe authentic flavor found in Italian restaurants.
About twenty years ago my son started topping it with Parmesan cheese and sour cream.
Our family and friends loved this combination.
Since then, I have never made or served spaghetti any other way.
I think you will agree, it is a special treat!
3 quarts water
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ozs. noodles
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. ground chuck (or other lean ground beef)
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 pint (2 cups) sour cream
Cook noodles in boiling salted water 12-15 minutes until done.
While they are cooking, put olive oil in skillet and turn on medium heat. Add meat, bell pepper, and onion. Cover and cook until meat is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Takes about 8 minutes.
Add tomatoes and spices. Cover skillet, leaving lid ajar to allow some steam escape. Turn heat down to low and simmer until sauce is thickened to your preference. Takes about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve hot on top of noodles. Top with cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Serves six.
Make a tossed salad and use this creamy Italian Salad Dressing Recipe.
Makes a quick and easy dinner.
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