One of Jack's Favorites


There are very few dishes as comforting and yummy as a rustic homemade spaghetti Bolognese. Besides add too little or too much salt, I don't think there is a way to fail at preparing this dish.

I wanted to devote this recipe to my step-father Jack since it was one of his most favorite dishes.

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey

  • 1 finely diced yellow onion

  • 3 cloves of crushed and chopped garlic

  • 1 tsp each of dried basil, oregano, thyme, white pepper, chili powder & paprika powder

  • 2 large pinches of sea salt & about 5 turns on the black pepper grinder

  • 2 Tbls extra virgin olive oil

  • 10 peeled & diced Roma tomatoes (or high quality diced tomatoes in juice)

  • 1.5 tsp tomato paste

  • 1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce (I prefer Lea & Perrin)

  • Fresh basil

  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese

  • 500 grams fresh pasta (Yes you can use store bought in a box also, but nothing beats fresh pasta.)

  1. Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent

  2. Add meat and brown until cooked thru

  3. Add all spices and let brown in with meat to maximize flavor

  4. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and Worcestershire

  5. Let sauce simmer for 15 minutes (at least)

  6. Serve over al dente pasta with a sprig of basil and a mound of parmesan with a huge salad.



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