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January 4, 2010 / Sarah

National Spaghetti Day


Spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce
Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
1- 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
8 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons beef broth
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 package whole wheat spaghetti

  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over a medium flame.  Add the onion and garlic and saute until the onion is very tender, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add the celery and carrot and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Increase the heat to high, add the ground beef, and saute until the meat is no longer pink, breaking up any large lumps.
  4. Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper.  Cook over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens, about 30 minutes.
  5. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions.
  6. If the sauce is too thick, add the beef broth and continue to cook until the flavors all meld together.
  7. Stir in the cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Top cooked spaghetti noodles with Bolognese sauce, sprinkle with a little extra shredded Parmesan cheese and serve with garlic bread.

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  1. Robert Watkins / Jan 4 2010 10:40 pm

    Yum! Keep up the stellar work Sarah.

  2. Ashlee Githens / Jan 8 2010 8:52 pm

    yummmy:) thx for ur share i’d love to follow u.anyway happy new year ~~~~~~~~~~~

  3. Dona Dutta / Jan 8 2010 9:13 pm

    yummy……. thanks for ur tips i’d love to follow you.anyway happy new year ~~~~~~~~

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