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Easy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Easy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
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    Condiments and Sauces

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3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

1 medium clove garlic, minced

1 pound ground beef chuck

1 sprig fresh rosemary leaves, chopped

2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed

2 sprigs fresh marjoram leaves, chopped

1 can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand or in a food mill

1 can tomato paste

3 tablespoons capers

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

4 teaspoons juice from 1 lemon

kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 bay leaf

1 pound pasta

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


In a large, heavy-bottomed pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until gently browned, about 5 minutes, then add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1. Add the ground chuck and break up into chunks. Cook until no pink color remains, about 8 minutes. Add the chopped rosemary, thyme, and marjoram, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, capers, red wine vinegar, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add the bay leaf, bring to a simmer, and lower the heat to very low. Cook, uncovered, for 2 hours, stirring occasionally to keep the bottom from burning. If the liquid from your sauce evaporates too quickly, add a little hot water to keep it from burning. When ready to serve, cook pasta in a large pot of salted water according to box instructions. Toss pasta with sauce and serve with grated parmesan.