Years ago, someone gave my a Southern Living cookbook called Everyday Menus. In it, I found a pasta recipe called Beef Lombardi. It's a layered dish with pasta, meat sauce, cheese, sour cream and green onions...and it was delicious. But what really stood out was the incredible sauce! This simple meat sauce was so wonderful, my hubby remarked once that he'd just like it served alone over spaghetti noodles...So that's what I did, and ever since, it's been my go-to sauce for spaghetti! As I was cooking it for dinner last night, I realized I had never shared it here.
So here it is...the oh so simple, oh so fabulous Best Sauce....
1 pound ground beef
1 14oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 10 oz can diced tomatoes w/ green chiles, undrained
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 6oz can tomato paste
1 bay leaf
Cook ground beef over medium heat until crumbled and browned.
Drain and return to pot.
Stir in both cans tomatoes, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes.
Add tomato paste and bay leaf. Simmer on medium low heat 30 minutes, stirring occasionally .
Remove from heat. Remove bay leaf.
Serve over gluten free pasta.
That's it! Short and simple...and delicious! Enjoy!