Christmas Recipes

Italian Spaghetti


1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound Italian sausage
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1 (16 oz) can whole tomatoes, drained
1 large onion, chopped
3 large green peppers, chopped
1 (4 1/2 oz) jar whole mushrooms, drained
1 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. dried basil
3/4 tsp. ground oregano
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
3 Tbs. garlic powder, divided
1 cup (4 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 (7 oz) package thin spaghetti
grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


Cook ground beef and sausage over medium heat until browned, stirring to crumble; drain off drippings. Stir in next 13 ingredients. Add 1 Tbs. garlic powder. Stirring well. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in an additional Tbs. of garlic powder; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add remaining garlic powder and mozzarella cheese; stirring well. Cover sauce and simmer 15 additional minutes.
Prepare spaghetti according to package directions. Serve sauce over spaghetti.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. if desired.

Added On: 2005-09-10
Submitted By: Staff
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