Simple Chunky Spaghetti Sauce
Is there anything more comforting than a big bowl of spaghetti? I love a perfect bolognese that simmers for hours just as much as the next person. But, sometimes it’s 5pm and I’m just plain hangry. Enter, my go-to Simple Chunky Spaghetti Sauce. This sauce uses just a few ingredients that I ALWAYS have on hand. AND, it only needs to simmer for 20 minutes or so. Just long enough for you to cook up your noodles.
What You’ll Need
- 1lb of Ground Beef (feel free to sub ground turkey or sausage too)
- 1 big onion
- Minced garlic
- Can of diced tomatoes
- Can of tomato sauce
- A few essentials: olive oil and spices
Not only does this spaghetti sauce take only a few pantry ingredients, it’s all made in one pot. Start by sautéing the onion. Once softened, push to the side and add the ground beef. Brown and crumble the beef and then add our garlic and red pepper flakes. A lot of recipes tell you to add the garlic in with the onions, but I humbly disagree! Garlic can burn so easily and only takes a minute or so to become softened and fragrant. So I always add my garlic in at the end of sautéing. The final step.. just dump in your canned tomatoes, spices, and stir it all up. Pop the lid on to partially cover the pot and allow to simmer to let everything thicken up and combine.
While the sauce is simmering away, you can prep your noodle of choice. I used zucchini noodles spiraled with my Inspiralizer. But, classic ol’ spaghetti is ALWAYS a good idea. Spaghetti squash is another fabulous choice. No matter what pasta or noodle you pick, this sauce will pair perfectly.
Will you serve yours with a veggie noodle or is it a classic pasta kind of night?