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Lovely for the cooler temperatures we are experiencing, and also a quick and easy dish to put together. Less time in the kitchen leaves more time to sit and enjoy a leisurely meal.



1 pound ground beef

1 onion, chopped

3 celery ribs, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes

1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

hot cooked spaghetti

In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook beef, onions, celery and garlic until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, red pepper and season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat. Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Serve over spaghetti


Recipe adapted from Quick Cooking