Growing up my favorite meal was my Dad’s spaghetti. I remember being a little girl, standing on a stool, helping Dad stir a great big pot of spaghetti with a great big wooden spoon. Dad always made enough for a small Army, even though it was just the two of us, but we would eat on it for days, getting better every time. I have finally perfected Dad’s spaghetti recipe and love to invite him over for dinner to serve our favorite meal.
Dad’s Simple Spaghetti Recipe
- 1 pound ground chuck
- 1 medium onion
- 1 large green bell pepper
- 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 can tomato paste (I like Tuttorosso)
- 1 carton fresh sliced mushrooms
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- pasta of choice cooked
Dice up onion and bell pepper and saute in olive oil. Add in ground chuck and cook until meat is completely done and there is no pink. Drain. Add in seasonings, tomatoes, tomato paste, and 3 tomato paste cans of water (Dad wasnt a big fan of measuring cups). Mix together and let simmer 20 minutes to let all of the flavors mix together. Add in fresh mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are desired softness. Serve with your favorite pasta, salad, and bread.
Tuttorosso Tomatoes helps make Dad’s spaghetti perfect. Since 1929 the family owned tomato business has been making recipes perfect in homes everywhere. Tuttorosso is owned by Red Gold, a fourth generation family of tomato experts with a family tradition of “producing the freshest, best tasting, tomato products in the world!” Their philosophy that The Most Important Ingredient is You helps promote their desire to bring families back to the dinner table to enjoy a wonderful meal, and time together – just like Dad and I.
You can pick up Tuttorosso products in your local grocery store, and check out their website for tons of great recipes. You can also join Club Tuttorosso to receive special offers, as well as connect with other club members to exchange recipes.
What is your favorite recipe you remember helping to make as a kid?