Spaghetti and Meat Sauce


2 lbs lean ground beef

1/2 can – 1 can diced tomatoes

1/2 green bell pepper diced

1/2 purple onion or 1 shallot diced

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp creole seasoning

1/8 tsp cumin

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp parsley flakes

1 tsp sugar

pinch of fennel seeds

pinch of Italian seasoning

1 can of pasta sauce OR 2 cans tomato sauce

Chopped Celery, optional

1/2 cup chicken broth

Cooked Spaghetti noodles

Parmesan cheese optional

Brown the meat in a pan, drain and mix with all ingredients except the last two. Simmer until the liquid is mostly gone. Add more chicken broth if it gets too thick. The longer this simmers, the better the flavors. AND it is BETTER the next day after sitting in the frig overnight!

Once browned and veggies are softened, add the sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes so the meat can absorb some of the sauce.

Serve over noodles with Parmesan and garlic bread. 🙂