A good meat spaghetti sauce recipe with Ragu?
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Does anyone have any suggestions? I have a jar of Ragu but I'm getting tired of plain spaghetti sauce.
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Brown ground beef with onions and garlic and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. When meat is brown and cooked through add the jarred pasta sauce and simmer until heated through. Simple! (I would say add some Italian seasonings like dried basil and oregano, but according to the commercial you don't need it- he he)
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You can brown some ground meat mixed with some oregano, basil, parsley, garlic powder. Drain the grease and add to your sauce, heat up and you'll have a nice meat sauce.
Just brown up a pound of Italian sausage, hot preferred, with an onion and maybe a green pepper if you like. Add this to the plain marinara sauce and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much different it tastes.
I personally do not use jarred sauces, I make my own plain sauce then use it in many different ways.... cattiatore, lasagna, clam sauces, etc.
This is what I use...it's cheap, easy, and delicious...
I use ground turkey instead of beef; browned in a pan (cheaper and not as fattening..and remember to DRAIN well before adding to sauce)
Add a dash or two of Italian Seasoning (has garlic, etc in it)...
If you have onions, peppers or the like, you can saute these before putting them into your sauce as well...
I also add a jar of mushrooms to it also.
Looks and tastes like it's homemade...
Add mushrooms, spices - cumin, chili powder etc. to give it a kick.
I love to cook up some hamburger fried with onions.Then drain and add mushrooms and peppers and garlic to the mix before adding the jar of sauce.It makes your meal chunkier and smells heavenly.
Don't forget to add oregano and basil at the last minute!
add mushrooms, no fat but gives "meaty" mouthfeel
Yes. You could cook the ground chuck or beef in a pan with onions and garlic. Drain well and add it to the sauce or you can make meatballs. Here is an excellent recipe i found on the back of a ragu jar.
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
Mix all together and shape into meatballs and drop into the simmering sauce. Let it cook for 30 minutes.
Try experimenting with the sauce like add meat or garlic, whatever you want.