Spicy Spaghetti

Posted: January 12

Time: 3 hours

Yield: 6 servings

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What's a winter meal without a little heat to keep you warm? Spicy Spaghetti stars a sauce bubbling with sweet, savory, herbaceous flavors, made richer and deeper thanks to a long cooking time. Of course, it also has a pleasant spiciness, which leaves you cozy inside and out! Spicy Spaghetti is just the thing for bundling up after a long day in the cold—a heaping bowl of it will nourish you to the core!


• 1 pound ground beef • 1 large onion, chopped • 1 (46-ounce) can tomato juice • 1 (12-ounce) can tomato paste • 1 (4-ounce) can mushroom stems and pieces, drained • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced • 1 tablespoon garlic salt • 1 tablespoon dried basil • 2 teaspoons sugar • 2 teaspoons dried oregano • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, plus more to taste • 3 bay leaves • 1 pound spaghetti, cooked and hot


Step 1

In a dutch oven on the stove-top over medium heat, add the beef and onion.

Step 2

Sauté until the beef is no longer pink, about 6-8 minutes.

Step 3

Drain the excess liquid from the dutch oven.

Step 4

Stir in the tomato juice, tomato paste, mushroom stems and pieces, parsley, garlic salt, dried basil, sugar, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, and bay leaves.

Step 5

Bring the sauce to a boil.

Step 6

Reduce the heat to low.

Step 7

Allow the sauce to simmer uncovered until thickened, sweetened, and richer in flavor, about 2 1/2 hours.

Step 8

Discard the bay leaves.

Step 9

Serve over spaghetti.

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