03 July 2011



1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef or turkey
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 tsp dried oregano
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
Pasta - spaghetti, penne, buccatini, angel hair, etc.

In a skillet over medium heat, brown the meat, onion and garlic.  Drain the fat.  Mix in the basil, oregano, brown sugar, 1 1/2 tsp salt, diced tomatoes and tomato paste.  Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In a large pot, boil water for noodles, adding some olive oil and salt for flavor.  Cook for 8 minutes or just before al dente.  Add the noodles to the pasta and mix together.  Continue cooking for 3 - 5 minutes.

Serve with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil on top.

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