SPAGHETTI WITH QUICK MEAT SAUCE

Instead of opening a jar of sauce, try this easy spaghetti with meat sauce on a weeknight. 

 

MAKES 8 SERVING/ TOTAL TIME 30 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

1 pound whole-wheat spaghetti

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 large carrot, finely chopped

1 stalk celery, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1 pound lean (90% or leaner) ground beef

1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

METHOD

STEP 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.

STEP 2

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is beginning to brown, 5 to 8 minutes.

STEP 3

Stir in garlic and Italian seasoning; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add beef and cook, stirring and breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Increase heat to high. Stir in tomatoes and cook until thickened, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in parsley and salt. Serve the sauce over the pasta, sprinkled with cheese.

 

Nutrition Value

389 Kcal,

9g fat,

3.1g saturated fat,

9.4g fiber,

27.2g protein,

53.8g carbs