Homemade Pasta Sauce


We made a trip to Sam’s Club today to pick up our big box needs like peanut butter (it fills the cracks), coffee ☕️(Dunkin Donuts coffee, I love you) and meat.  $3.68 per pound for 90/10 ground beef is such a great price.  $1.98 per pound for boneless, skinless chicken breast is great when each one weighs in at over a pound.  And who doesn’t need 5 pounds of peanut butter, 8 pounds of shredded cheddar cheese  (see I told you I was the cheesiest!😀) and almost a gallon of catsup?  I picked up some ground turkey to make maple turkey sausage for G, some beautiful strawberries 🍓to make strawberry hot chocolate and some goat cheese to go in the quinoa salad I’m going to make.  By the time I put all my treasures away it was dinner time.  No plan as to what to make, what’s a girl to do?  She looks at all that ground beef and asks “How about pasta for dinner?”  My green eyed Irish guy said, “Sure.”  So, dinner is prepared.🍝🍴

Homemade Pasta Sauce

1 pound ground beef (I used 90/10)

1/2 medium onion, chopped

1-2 garlic cloves or about 1 tsp., minced

1 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. dried parsley

1 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes

1 6 oz. can tomato paste

2 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. black pepper

1 pound your favorite pasta (I used campanelle.  It reminds me of flowers.  So pretty!)

In a large Dutch oven, brown ground beef.  Drain off grease. Add onions to pot and cook until softened, 3-5 minutes.  Add garlic, basil, oregano, parsley and thyme.  Cook for a minute or two.  Add tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar. salt and pepper.  Simmer on low for 30-40 minutes.  While sauce is simmering, cook your pasta in salted water (that’s the only time you’ll get to season your pasta) per package directions.  Taste the sauce to check seasoning.  Add more salt and pepper if needed.  Plate your pasta, top with sauce and add cheese if desired. Now mangia!

Afterward you definitely need a little root beer float like this.

Wishing you love, laughter and cake,



About glendaclark

Hi there! My name is Glenda and I love food. Cooking and baking are my creative outlets. You'll find me in the kitchen laughing, singing, dancing and cooking or baking. I'm wife to my green eyed Irish guy, mother of four and grandmother of four. These are the chronicles of life as Glenda, the good witch of cake. Warning: may contain cartoon moments, butter and sugar.

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