Spaghetti

Shopping list

  • 1 jar of Spaghetti sauce (whatever kind you like)
  • 1 box Spaghetti
  • 1 pound Hamburger
  • 1 Bell pepper (green)
  • 1 Onion (yellow or red)
  • 2 cloves fresh Garlic
  • 3 fresh Carrots

Additionally

  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • Crushed red pepper
  • fresh Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning (oregano, basil, etc)
  • Onion powder
  • Parmesan cheese

Caramelize the onions

  1. Chop the onion
  2. Put olive oil in a small stainless pan on low/medium heat
  3. Add onion and stir until it starts to stick
  4. Add 14 water (will release the fond)
  5. Repeat the previous 2 steps maybe 5 or 10 times
  6. When the onions are dark brown you’re set :)
  7. Set aside

Roast carrots

  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Lightly coat carrots in Canola oil
  3. Place on parchment paper in oven
  4. Roast for 20 minutes
  5. Mash and set aside

Brown hamburger

  1. Put olive oil in a large stainless pan on low/medium heat
  2. Chop and add garlic (cook a bit to flavor the oil)
  3. Add hamburger
  4. Aggressively chop with spatula (making it as fine as possible)
  5. When it’s almost fully cooked pour off 80% of the oil

Add ingredients

  1. Bell pepper (chopped)
  2. Black pepper
  3. Crushed red pepper
  4. Garlic powder
  5. Italian seasoning
  6. Onion powder
  7. Sugar
  8. Tomato sauce

Cook pasta

  1. Boil water
  2. Add a little salt
  3. Once at a full boil add pasta
  4. Cook per instructions

Reserve some of the cloudy water before draining

Finish the sauce

  • Add 3 tablespoons of water reserved from cooked pasta
    • Starch in water prevents the sauce from separating
  • Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring periodically
    • You want some of the water to evaporate
  • Towards the end add:
    • Roasted carrots
    • Caramelized onion

Eat

Additional sides:

  • Cottage cheese
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Garlic bread
  • Parmesan cheese