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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
  • Category

    Main Course

  • Cusine



1 Tbsp olive oil

1 lb 85% lean ground beef

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 small yellow onion

3 garlic cloves


3/4 cup water

2 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

3/4 tsp dried oregano

1/4 cup finely shredded parmesan

Chopped fresh parsley


Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef in crumbles, leaving space between them, and let sear on bottom until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Then start crumbling beef and continue to cook, tossing and crumbling occasionally until fully cooked through, about 3 minutes longer. Transfer beef to a large plate lined with paper towels, leave 1 Tbsp rendered fat in skillet . Reduce skillet heat to medium, add onion and saute 4 minutes. Add garlic saute 1 minute longer. Stir in crushed tomatoes, water, tomatoes paste, cooked beef, basil and oregano. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a light boil then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until onions are tender, about 15 - 20 minutes. Thin with a little more water as needed . Stir in parmesan. Serve warm with cooked spaghetti, garnish with more parmesan and parsley.