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Monkey Pasta Sauce

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Serves 6-8 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 20 - 60


Olive oil
1 – 1.5 lbs. ground beef
2 T garlic (use the jar stuff from Trader Joes) or 6 – 8 cloves fresh chopped
Anchovy paste or 3 - 4 canned anchovies in salt or oil (rinse if salted) – optional
Dried basil
Dried oregano
Bay leaves
Red Pepper flakes
Chili/ Taco seasoning
Garlic seasoning
Any other seasonings you want
1 small can Tomato Paste
1 14 oz can Rotel or chopped tomatoes with green peppers
2 cans of tomato sauce or 1 large (30 oz?) can of Hunts Spaghetti sauce or Trader Joes marinara etc
2 Bullion cubes chicken, ham, shrimp – depends on what meat you use or mix n' match
1.5 – 2 cups Water it can always boil down
Mushrooms optional – canned, add with tomatoes / fresh sauté with meat

1. Start boiling the water for pasta.

2. Brown ground beef, garlic, herbs, and anchovies together in olive oil

3. Add rest of ingredients and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes stirring occasionally. You can simmer on very low heat up to an hour.

Cook with 2 lbs of pasta of your choice.

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My daughter has always been know as the Monkey. This is her favorite dish. I also use this as the meat sauce for my lasagna.

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