Easy Spaghetti Sauce with Pasta


An easy to make spicy pasta sauce made from scratch served over pasta that is low fat but flavorful.


3 T olive oil

1 red onion diced

2 carrots diced

4 garlic cloves minced

2 Jalapeños diced

1 pound 93% lean ground beef

1 T oregano sliced

1 T Worcestershire sauce

3 T Kalmata olives sliced

1/2 C red wine

3 T Cento® tomato paste

3 C tomato sauce

2 C crushed tomatoes

1 box of spaghetti or linguine

5-6 quarts of salted water

1/2 C grated Parmesan(optional)


Serves 6 – 8

Heat olive oil in large skillet then add onions,carrots, Jalapeño, and garlic and cook 7-10 minutes. Add in ground beef  and cook until meat is brown. Add red wine, tomato paste, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to boil then lower heat. Add in olives and oregano and simmer 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Ready to serve.

Bring salted water to boil and add pasta. Boil for 9-10 minutes for al dente. Drain and plate in large spaghetti bowl. Pour sauce over the pasta and sprinkle on cheese. Serve with green beans and in the summer with a simple Caprese salad.


Meatloaf Recipe

An easy to make meatloaf that is delicious as an entre and leftovers make a tasty sandwich.


1 1/2 pound 85% hamburger

1 large onion medium chop

2 garlic cloves minced

2 T olive oil

3 slices bread crusts removed

1/3 cup milk

1/3 cup beef broth

2 eggs

1 T Worcestershire Sauce

2 t garlic salt

1/2 t pepper

3/4 cup barbecue sauce or ketchup


Oven 350º F  Parchment paper covered baking dish

Cut off bread crusts and soak in milk beef broth mixture.

In skillet add olive oil over medium low heat, add garlic and onions. Cook until translucent  about 7-8 minutes; remove from heat and cool.

Combine in mixing bowl ground beef, bread mixture, onion mixture, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, pepper, and eggs. Mix ingredients together with hands until incorporated. Transfer to baking dish and form into loaf. Cover with sauce of choice.

Bake 50-60 minutes or until reaching an internal temperature of 160º  using a quick reading thermometer.

Serve hot with smashed potatoes.





Kids Favorite Sloppy Joes


1 pound 85% lean hamburger*

1 medium yellow onion chopped fine

Pinch of salt

1 can Campbell’s chicken rice soup

1/2 can beef broth

1 T catsup

2 T Dijon mustard

1 t  Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper

6 pretzel buns



Add salt and brown hamburger and onions in large skillet over medium high heat. Drain hamburger. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 10 minutes. Adjust seasoning. Serve on pretzel buns.

* More flavorful than 90% lean burger.