How to Make a Simple Meat Sauce
Ingredients1 h 10 m servings 532
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook beef, stirring often, until well browned, about 15 minutes. Stir garlic and green onions into the beef. Cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Pour beef broth into skillet and scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the skillet.
- Pour in milk, bring to a simmer, and stir pasta sauce into beef mixture. Simmer until beef pieces are tender, about 40 minutes. If mixture is too thick, add a little water. Season with salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and Italian herbs.
- Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in penne and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain. Pour penne into sauce and toss lightly to coat. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve topped with a sprinkle of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Per Serving: 532 calories; 14.7 72.1 28.6 45 644 Full nutrition
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Simple and delicious! I did use ground beef b/c that's what my family likes, but kept the recipe the same, otherwise. Great flavors and textures... The family LOVED this sauce, which makes it a ...
This turned out really great. I made it for my room mate and myself and we both really liked it. I made a couple changes though. I added 1/2 Lb of spicy Italian sausage, a bay leaf, and some dic...
Well done, Chef John... this recipe was so unique from the usual spaghetti sauce I've done. I wasn't sure about milk in the ingredients but wow, the end result was 5 star yum! Everyone raved and...
Made this tonight, very good! Super easy, and it was ready in under an hour. Kids had it with pasta me & hubby had it with spaghetti squash, fantastic with both. Thank you for sharing, will be a...