An authentic Italian recipe and a welcome change to the predominantly acidic tomato sauce served in the States.
2 hrs 45 mins
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
In a large skillet, warm olive oil over low heat; saute onion, garlic and celery until onion is transparent.
Stir in butter and increase heat to medium; brown beef until no longer pink. Mix in sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, mint and mushrooms; lower heat and stir for about 3 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine tomato paste and broth; pour liquid and basil to pot. Simmer over very low heat for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Bring a large pot of water to a vigorous boil with 3 tablespoons salt and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Slip spaghetti into water holding on to ends until strands soften a bit. Cook over high heat for 7 to 8 minutes only. When properly cooked, raw taste should be gone but still have a firm texture.
When ready to serve, combine pasta with meat sauce; serve on a warmed platter or bowl topped with parsley and Romano cheese.
627 calories; 27.8 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 4578 mg sodium. 65.7 g carbohydrates; 28.1 g protein; Full Nutrition