Spaghetti was one of the very first meals that I learnt how to make by myself, and I have a feeling that many people would say the same thing. Like most foods, if you can figure out how to make things from scratch instead of using a pre-made sauce, things are going to taste a lot better. I’ve stopped buying sauces from the store and have started to make my own at home. This spicy spaghetti sauce recipe really hits the spot, and it gives you a good base with which to experiment and create your very own unique spaghetti sauce flavour. You could consider adding some of your favourite vegetables to the sauce to give it a personal touch. My grandma always put mushrooms in her sauce for texture. Carrots or celery would also work well.
Spicy Meat Sauce
- 1 lb ground beef or turkey
- 1/2 large onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 20 oz plain tomato sauce
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 3/4 tsp Mexican seasoning
- 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 3 shakes cayenne pepper
- Put the beef/turkey in a non stick skillet (or regular skillet, with an added 1 tbs olive oil) over medium high heat. Brown the meat, breaking it into small chunks using a spoon/fork/spatula as it cooks.
- When most of the meat is brown, add the onions and garlic. Continue cooking until no pink remains.
- Add the tomato sauce and spices and stir.
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer for a few minutes up to 15 or 20 minutes.
- Serve with pasta (gluten free, or whatever works for your diet) or vegetable noodles.
Source: Tastefully Gluten Free