50 minutes
Instead of reaching for jarred pasta sauce when you're serving spaghetti for dinner, give this homemade sauce a try. After it cooks for 30 minutes, toss in the noodles and the one-pot meal will be complete once the noodles are tender. Get a family favorite meal on the table even faster on busy nights!
  • 1 pound ground beef 
  • 1 large onion, chopped 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 
  • 3 cups tomato juice 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder 
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano Dash of pepper 
  • 1 package spaghetti (7-ounce), uncooked 
  • Grated Parmesan cheese 
  • Garnish: fresh Italian parsley sprigs
  1. Cook first 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain well. Return beef mixture to pan. Stir in tomato sauce and next 8 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 30 minutes.
  2. Add pasta; cover and simmer, stirring often, 20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Serve with cheese, and garnish, if desired.

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