First Classic Pasta Sauce Recipe

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Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In1 Hr 10 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main Ingredient


 Lean ground beef1 Pound
 Chopped onion1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), minced
 Canned whole peeled tomatoes28 Ounce, cut up (1 Can, Undrianed Or 3 1/2 Cups)
 Canned tomato paste12 Ounce (1 Can Or 1 1/3 Cups)
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Sliced fresh mushrooms1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Bay leaf1
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Dried oregano leaves1 Teaspoon
 Dried basil leaves1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Dry pasta1 Pound, cooked, drained and kept warm
 Grated parmesan cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 802 Calories from Fat 144

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.7%

Saturated Fat 6.3 g31.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 78.7 mg

Sodium 1239.4 mg51.6%

Total Carbohydrates 113 g37.5%

Dietary Fiber 10.7 g42.9%

Sugars 21.2 g

Protein 49 g98.2%

Vitamin A 55.2% Vitamin C 63.2%

Calcium 31.7% Iron 43.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Use a large saucepan, to brown ground beef with onion and garlic over medium-high heat.
2) Discard drippings and add tomatoes and juice, tomato paste, water, mushrooms, bay leaf, salt, oregano, basil and pepper.
3) Bring the mixture to a boil.
4) Reduce heat to low and simmer the mixture without putting any cover for 30 minutes, by occasional stirring.
5) Discard bay leaf.

6) Place the hot cooked pasta over the platter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.