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Spaghetti with Meat and Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Meat and Tomato Sauce
Recipe By: Navid,  Photo by: gtrwndr87

About this Recipe:

NavidNavid: There are a few points to consider when cooking any type pf pasta. Always use large straight-sided pots. Use lots of salted water to cook pasta. Never add oil to the water or the sauce won't stick to the pasta. And finally, never rinse the pasta. Here is a basic recipe for cooking spaghetti. You can replace the sauce with your own favorite such as pesto or olive oil and herb.

Main Ingredients:

Spaghetti: 1 lb (500 gr)
Water: 6 quarts (6 liters)
Salt: 2 tbsp

Sauce Ingredients:

Ground beef: 1/2 lb (250 gr)
Garlic: 2 cloves, minced
Olive oil: 2 tbsp
Fresh basil: 2 tbsp, chopped
Tomato paste: 1-2 tbsp
Tomato puree: 3 cups
Salt and Pepper to taste


1. To make the sauce, heat a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Add the olive oil to the pan and wait for the oil to heat up. Lower the temperature to medium.

2. Add minced garlic to the pan and fry for 30 seconds or until softened. Add ground beef and saute for 5 minutes or until no longer pink.

3. Add tomato paste and mix well. Continue cooking for 1-2 more minutes.

4. Add tomato puree and simmer until reduced by half. Stir occasionally. Season with salt and pepper. Leave on low heat.

5. In the meantime, pour water and salt into a large pot. Water should taste a bit salty but not too much. Bring it to a rapid boil.

6. Add spaghetti and cook al dente. Al dente means that the pasta has cooked through but still has a bit of bite.

7. Keep one cup of the pasta water. Drain the pasta. Do not rinse the pasta or the sauce won't stick to it.

8. Increase the heat under the sauce to medium. Add some of the reserved pasta water if needed and stir well.

9. Add the chopped basil to the sauce and stir well. Add pasta to the sauce and mix well.

10. Serve in pre-warmed plates. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

Published on September 1, 2010
Last edited on September 1, 2010

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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Ready in
30 min
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Average rating: 4.67

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Comments: 24

Eric Graham, Guest2011 Jan 17
Average rating: 4
Pasta is a great food that is rich in carbohydrates. I like my wife how she cooked pasta for spaghetti.

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Average rating: 5
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Average rating: 5
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Karmela, Guest2011 Jun 26
Average rating: 5
i love pasta

Hamidtabriz, Member2011 Oct 22
Average rating: 5
Salam Aga Navid. Makaroni ba gusht-o-sose goze vage-an khoshmazzasssemtehanesh kardam. so nice food for memerciii ;-)

Nargesm91, Member2011 Dec 13
Average rating: 5
mer30 agha navid :)

Sila Mahmud, Guest from: Dhaka2013 Nov 22
Average rating: 5
A very smart approach to explain the spaghtti meat tomato sauce, I like your step by step tutorial.

Karim, Guest from: Bangladesh2014 Nov 14
Average rating: 5
Brilliant tutorial for creating pasta. Thanks for explain the tutorial A to Z.

Ahshanul, Guest from: Rongpur2014 Nov 30
Average rating: 4
Awesome recipe. I like tomato sauce.. Thanks for your information.

Humayun, Guest2015 Jun 30
Thanks for the detail.... Like the blog. :)

Amazon, Guest from: Gelhi2015 Aug 15
Average rating: 5
nice job guys thanks for the blog

Hasan, Guest from: Bangladesh2015 Aug 25
Average rating: 5
Pasta Is my favorite food. It is very nutritious food.

Mr Karim, Guest from: Dhaka, Bangladesh2015 Oct 05
Average rating: 5
My favorite food list is very short. Pasta have the list. So i want to know how to make pasta. Thanks for great post.

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it is good to get such a recipe for myself and i had tried it out at home.

Romi, Guest2016 Feb 17
Average rating: 4
i love pasta very much

داک لولر, Guest from: Iran2016 Feb 28
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زومر, Guest from: Iran2016 Feb 28
very good,merci.

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Average rating: 5
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