1 pound ground beef

1 large onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

3 cups tomato juice

1 cup water

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar

2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Dash of pepper

1 (7-ounce) package spaghetti, uncooked

Grated Parmesan cheese $

Garnish: fresh Italian parsley sprigs


Cook first 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well. Return beef mixture to pan. Stir in tomato sauce and next 8 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 30 minutes.

Add pasta; cover and simmer, stirring often, 20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Serve with cheese, and garnish, if desired.

Source: My Recipes