Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Simple Tomato with Meat Sauce

My little girls said,"Mommy I'm hungey!"
We decided on the famous "Pasta".....Mmmmm.
However, I wanted it to be much more tastier than the basic pasta served with thee "jar" of spaghetti sauce. So, tonight we're cooking a very simple tomato with meat sauce. I hope you enjoy this!

You will need the following ingredients:

1 can peeled whole tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce (plain)
1/2 lb. ground beef
3 cloves garlic
4 pearl onions or (1/2 white onion)
1 large carrot
1/2 large celery
olive oil
sea salt, black pepper & white pepper
basil, oregano, thyme and crushed red peppers

First, brown the ground beef on HIGH in a saute pan with some olive oil, sea salt and black pepper. Use a fork to break up the meat as it's cooking. Once it's cooked drain the grease/fat and put the meat to the side.

Next, you will need a medium sauce pot. Peel and crush the garlic. Then, small dice the onions, carrots and celery. On MED-HEAT pour some olive oil in the pot and sauté the garlic, onions, carrots and celery until they are tender (not carmelized). Then, add the tomatoes to the pot; using a masher, mash the tomatoes up in the pot. Add a little chicken stock, the cooked ground beef, Bay leave, basil, thyme, oregano, crushed red peppers, sea salt and white pepper (black pepper will do as well). Let simmer for 30-45 mins. During this time choose your favorite pasta and boil it with sea salt and olive oil until cooked for al denta 5-7 mins.)
Drain the pasta and serve in a large bowl with the Meat sauce sparkle some chopped parsley over it and DONE!



  1. Wow! That looks REALLY delicious! I love pasta dishes.

  2. Hello,

    We bumped into your blog and we really liked it - great recipes YUM YUM.
    We would like to add it to the

    We would be delighted if you could add your blog to Petitchef so that our users can, as us,
    enjoy your recipes.

    Petitchef is a french based Cooking recipes Portal. Several hundred Blogs are already members
    and benefit from their exposure on

    To add your site to the Petitchef family you can use or just go to and click on "Add your site"

    Best regards,




Blog Archive