My good friend Jill makes the best spaghetti sauce EVER! This easy spaghetti sauce is one of her signature dishes. I can’t remember when I first had it — we’ve been friends for a long time and she’s made this for me many, many times. Whenever she makes it, she’s asked for the recipe. And, it’s no wonder. It’s incredibly thick, rich and flavorful. And, extremely easy to make!
One of the things that makes this sauce so good is it clings to the pasta. Maybe that’s because this sauce is chocked full of cheesy goodness. Just a hunch.
You don’t want to serve this sauce with any old pasta. You need a sturdy pasta that can stand up to this thick, hearty sauce. I think Rigatoni is perfect. But any sturdy pasta will do. You’ll also want to serve this with garlic bread, like my Easy Rustic Garlic Bread, or some other crusty bread so that you have something to mop up any sauce left on your plate. You wouldn’t want it to go waste now, would you?!
To make things easier for you, I took a shot of me crumbling the cheese. This is all about technique. I think Jill has this technique patented because I’ve seen her use it for more than one recipe!
Jill’s Easy Spaghetti Sauce
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground beef
Salt and pepper
1 24 oz jar Ragu spaghetti sauce, flavored with meat
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 pound american cheese, sliced
1 pound pasta, cooked and drained
In a large skillet, add onion, garlic and ground beef. Add salt and pepper to taste. Brown meat thoroughly.
In a large pot, add spaghetti sauce, browned meat mixture and parmesan cheese. Cook over medium heat until heated through. When sauce is hot, crumble American cheese into pot by rubbing it between your hands. Stir until all cheese is combined and remove from heat. Serve immediately over hot pasta.
Thanks, Jill, for sharing your signature sauce with us!
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