That's how it always starts, isn't it? What can I do with this ground beef?
I decided to make pasta. I had stewed tomatoes that I canned last year. There was a lot of water in the jars and I was a little annoyed about it when I canned them, but I decided to make it into a sauce. I kept cooking things and then thinking that I should have added something else. So, everything about this pasta was an afterthought.
Whatever I had in the kitchen...
Cook your noodles (dash of salt in your water)
I started to brown the beef with a little olive oil in the bottom of the pan.
I realized that I should probably use onions... and that I should have sauteed the onions first, so i just tossed them in with the beef.
I put stewed the stewed tomatoes in a pot and heated them.
When the noodles were done, I strained them and put them in a bowl with a little olive oil.
I added herbs and garlic and pepper to the tomatoes (homegrown thyme, oregan, parsley, sage, rosemary, and basil)
I covered the tomatoes and let them simmer.
I then realized there were mushrooms in the fridge, so I cut up a few of those (5 white button mushrooms) and put those in with the tomatoes to cook.
Last but not least, I mixed the beef and onions with the tomato stuff and heated it.
I promise I am not "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"... but this recipe really felt like it.
Have fun with it. If you think it goes with spaghetti, put it in there.
For those of you who need specific measurements, it's a dash of salt, a tbsp of each herb, 2lbs beef (or 1 if you like less meat), two pints of stewed tomatoes with the water, 1 chopped white onion. I don't really operate in the world of precision when it comes to cooking. I'll do my best to translate what I do.
I have never really liked spaghetti, but this was probably the best spaghetti I've ever had. I think it's because I'm not fond of sauces. I like the chunks.
There is liquid in the bottom of this, it's not really a sauce. It is, however, really tasty.