Well it’s time for me to post another one of my favorite things to do. Let’s be honest when it comes to pasta sauce it takes an awful long time to completely make it from scratch. Between prepping all of the veggies and herbs and then simmering it on the stove for an hour and a half. So I sometimes take the easy way out. I buy a can of plain tomato sauce and then add things into it to make it more hearty and chunky. Now if you don’t like it chunky you can always use a food processor and smooth it out. I love chunky sauce.
So what I used are the following:
- Prego traditional pasta sauce
- Ground beef
- Diced green peppers
- Diced red peppers
- Diced onions
- Fresh basil
- Garlic salt
- Thyme seasoning
- Diced tomatoes
- Canola oil
I also of course since I was making sauce decided to cook pasta noodles to eat the sauce.
One of the first things I did and you can do it in whatever order. Is I made sure to sauté all the vegetables that I was going to be adding into the sauce.
You want to make sure you have desperate pots going. You do not ever want to cook your vegetables and then cook raw meat in the same pot. Cook the meat separate from the vegetables. This avoids contamination. Also you want to start cooking the pasta while you are cooking the meat and vegetables. This way everything will be done all right around the same time.
Once the meat is cooked then you can add it into the pot with the vegetables. I have posted many photos already of what a complete pasta dish looks like. So I will be honest I did not photograph the end result.
Once you add the meat then pour the sauce in and let that simmer and cook down. It should be finished by the time the noodles are al debate enough to eat. Then just pour it over the sauce and eat it. I usually sprinkle some parsley on it as a way to make it look pretty and then dig in.
Yes I love pasta so a lot of my posts lately have dealt with it. I’m going to try to start being more creative. So I’m taking a break from pasta. Keep your eye out for more posts.