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The Best and Easiest Spaghetti

Rated as 3.86 out of 5 Stars

"This is the recipe my mother taught me when I was a teenager."
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servings 793
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet. Add chopped onions, and cook until tender. Add ground beef, and brown. Stir in salt and turmeric. Dilute tomato paste in water, and add to the beef mixture. Cook for 30 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Cook spaghetti in a large kettle of boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain well.
  3. Combine beef mixture and noodles in a large kettle. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 793 calories; 43.1 67.3 31.8 85 455 Full nutrition

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I thought this was really good, although I did make a few changes. I changed the setting so that it was for 2 people. I used a whole small onion. I used 3 tbl spoons of the paste and 1 1/2 tsp...

I liked the flavor of this spaghetti, but I think the sauce needs more sauce. It only made just enough to barely coat the pasta. I think I would add a little more to it next time, but overall ...

This smelled good when the beef was cooking but I was a little confused in the last stage - how can the noodles and beef cook for 30-40 min without completely sticking to the pot? The final pro...

This recipe almost tastes like the spaghetti I grew up eating. Ground turkey makes a great substitute in this recipe for those who aren't all that into beef. I added more salt and turmeric to ta...

I followed the recipe exactly as indicated. I do love turmeric and enjoy the health benefit it offers, that said it is not enough to make this a properly seasoned spaghetti. Additionally there i...