Monday, December 7, 2009

Loraine's Spaghetti

This is a family favorite and we all beg grandma to send us home with the leftovers. I think what makes this special is the green pepper. A very sneaky way to get some veggies in.

1 lb. lean hamburger
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 cans (16 oz. each) tomato sauce
1/2 cup V-8 vegetable drink
2 peeled baby carrots
1/2 green pepper
1 tsp. beef bouillon granules
1/8 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 can tomato paste
1 TB water

In a large stock pot, brown the ground beef with chopped onion. Get rid of lumps by crumbling with clean hands or use a pastry cutter. In a blender, puree 8 oz. of the tomato sauce, carrots, and green pepper. Pour this mixture into the pot with the ground beef. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a quick boil; lower heat and simmer a minimum of 1 hour. The longer the better. Serve over angel hair spaghetti.

- Jensa

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