Monday, March 4, 2013

EASY SPAGHETTI MILANO

1 lb lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1 carrot, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cans (15-oz) tomato sauce
1 can (6-oz) tomato paste
1 can (4-oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
1 can (6 1/2-oz) minced clams, undrained
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp basil leaves
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 pkg (16-oz) whole-wheat spaghetti
3 tbsp butter
Parmesan cheese

Brown the ground beef, onion, bell pepper, carrot, and garlic; drain off the fat.  Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, mushrooms, clams, salt, basil, thyme, and pepper.  Simmer the mixture for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the spaghetti according to the package directions; drain.  Toss the hot spaghetti with the butter.

To serve, top the spaghetti with the sauce and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

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