Easy Spaghetti With A Twist

GrumpybearStarred Page By Grumpybear, 7th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Most all cultures love spaghetti not just the italians. One of my sons introduced me to putting pepperoni in spaghetti and I have fixed it that way most of the time.The size of the meal feeds about six to eight people (if you are not greedy and keep it all to yourself lol). I have 2 sons that love spaghetti any way I fix it and one that justs likes the meatsauce.

The Ingreients

2 pounds ground hamburger (or ground turkey)
2 26.5 ounce cans or jars of your favorite spaghetti sauce (I used Del Monte this time)
1 (16 oz)1 pound container thin spaghetti noodles
1 16 ounce package pepperoni slices (or turkey pepperoni)
1/4 cup sugar
1 large loaf of italian bread
I large green pepper
1 large onion
1 pod garlic
Italian seasonings
pinch salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon oil
Grated Cheese (your chose of topping )

The Fixin's

Take a large kettle and fill 2/3 full of water combine oil and a pinch of salt, Bring water to a boil. Take your thin spaghetti noodles and break in half and kind of swirl them in the water.
Reduce heat to medium and cook for about 12-15 minutes. While noodles are still firm hold over the sink and tilt kettle so that the water runs out before it overspills being careful not to spill the noodles out. Then let cold water poor into it. This will cause the noodles not to stick or become soggy. The water will be warm but not hot. Cover with lid and set aside.

Preparing the Vegetables

Take your onion, green pepper and rinse in cold water. Chop or mince, whichever you prefer. As I am a person who actually likes to bite into a vegetable I tend to chop coursely and cover and set aside. Take you garlic clove and break apart and mince however many parts you want to use. In other words, as much as you like.

The Meatsauce and seasonings

Take a 12 inch skillet and set it on the stove. Remove the plastic from the 2 pounds of hamburger, or turkey burger ( if you want it with less fat). Fry until brown and drain. Add the onions and green peppers, 1/4 cup sugar and your seasonings and fry covered over medium to low medium heat for about 15-20 minutes, keeping a close watch so the meat won't burn. Add your two jars or cans of spaghetti sauce, whatever flavor you prefer.Add the package of sliced pepperoni (turkey pepperoni if you are counting your fat calories).

Italian Bread

Cut in 1 inch to 1/2 inch slices, butter the slices and sprinkle with garlic powder and italian seasonings to your taste. Pop in a preheated oven of 400 for about 8 to 12 minutes, depending on how crispy and flaky you want the bread to come out.

Serving Makes 6 to 8

Put drained spaghetti noodles on plate, top with meat sauce and add a slice or two of buttered and seasoned garlic bread.
Top with Grated Cheese.
Happy Eating.


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Basically a pragmatist who is what you see is what you get kind of person. Interests:Religion, Health, Art, Reading, animals, and the environment as well as Photography. Easy Discouraged as right now.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
11th Jul 2013 (#)

yummy yum yum...what a feast indeed my friend....

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author avatar Delicia Powers
11th Jul 2013 (#)

Very nice, thanks Grumpybear...:0)

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author avatar Mike Robbers
11th Jul 2013 (#)

Delicious recipe!

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author avatar Connie McKinney
11th Jul 2013 (#)

That sounds delicious, Grumpbybear. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing your culinary skills.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
12th Jul 2013 (#)

I agree with all above comments my friend .. Plus I have found that adding chopped apple and sultanas when cooking the onions , gives the dish an added fruity taste ...plus extra chopped tinned tomatoes .
Del Monte should use your recipe on their adverts . :-)
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Trillionaire
12th Jul 2013 (#)

Thanks, I will have to try your recipe on Sunday! Thanks for all the great recipes.

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author avatar Mariah
31st Jul 2013 (#)

Love this one too.
Thanks for the great cooking tips

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