Recently i have been asked by a LOT of people about my pasta!!
i grew up in an italian family where the sauce was made from scratch and sundays meant: going to church, going to grandma's with all my aunts, uncles and cousins, eating pasta and sausage, playing penny poker and having a lunch meat platter for dessert!
i loved those days. the food, the family and the fun - good memories! unfortunately, this tradition did not last for many reasons - family relocations, deaths and the busy schedules that we all have nowadays.
because of my busy schedule, i didn't always have time to make the sauce the way grandma did, so i took a shortcut. after may attempts i came up with a winner.
and to my delight, my pasta sauce is a big hit with everyone who tries it.
so i am ready to share my "cheatin" sauce recipe:
3 TBSP of EVOO
3 garlic cloves
2 lbs. ground chuck
1 large jar of Prego Traditional Sauce
(i get the super huge jars from costco)
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 cup of sugar
In a large pot simmer EVVO and garlic. When just starting to brown (about 2 minutes) add the meat. Cook meat and drain. Return meat to pot, add Prego, tomato Sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil. And simmer, simmer, simmer - the longer the better.
that's it!!! easy and delicious.