Spaghetti with Meat Sauce


Prep Cook Ready In Servings
45 mins 2 hrs 2 hrs 45 mins 6


2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup minced celery
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried mint
6 ounces fresh chopped mushrooms
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
2 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 pound D’Oro Spaghetti
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
1/4 cup grated Romano cheese


  1. In a large skillet, warm olive oil over low heat; saute onion, garlic and celry until onion is transparent.

  2. Stir in butter and increase heat to medium; brown beef until no longer pink. Mix in sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, mint and mushrooms; lower heat and stir for about 3 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl, combine tomato paste and broth; pour liquid and basil to pot. Simmer over very low heat for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

  4. Bring a large pot of water to a vigorous boil with 3 tablespoons salt and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Slip spaghetti into water holding on to ends until strands soften a bit. Cook over high heat for 7 to 8 minutes only. When properly cooked, raw taste should be gone but still have a firm texture.

  5. When ready to serve, combine pasta with meat sauce; serve on a warmed platter or bowl topped with parsley and Romano cheese.