MONKEY PASTA SAUCE

 

  • Cooking Time: 20 - 60
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Preparation Time: 15

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Notes

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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