This recipe that I found and
adapted has seriously changed the way
I will make spaghetti forever!
(I have to apologize for no picture..I was hungry)
I actually remember the first time
I helped make spaghetti. My sister
and her family was living
in Louisiana, and I went to visit them.
It was there that she taught me to
always be sure to boil the water before
you add the noodles or they will
make one big sticky mess.
If I am not mistaken, I think the story
was that she learned this the
hard way by having a bad noodle
experience. I believe she
may have even been cooking for
her new mother-in-law at the time
of the noodle disaster.
But after boiling my noodles all these years,
I have finally found a better way!
With this new discovery, you only mess
up ONE dish.
One pan spaghetti
1 lb lean hamburger meat
2 cups hot water
1 bullion cube
8 oz spaghetti noodles
1 jar Ragu
2 cups mozzarella
1/2 cup Parmesan
Dissolve the bullion cube in the hot water and set aside. In a deep skillet, brown hamburger meat until no longer pink. If your meat is lean enough, there is no need to drain the grease. If you have alot of grease, you may want to drain it. I didn't have to drain any. Add water and bullion to the skillet and bring to a low boil. Break noodles into 3 sections and add to the pan. Stir often so they don't stick together and cook about 5-6 minutes. They should be getting pretty soft. Add the spaghetti sauce and stir well. Cover and cook for another 5-6 minutes on a low boil but stir occasionally. Just make sure not to let it burn or stick to the bottom. Try a noodle and make sure it is cooked well. Turn off the heat and add the cheeses. Do not stir but put lid back on and let the cheeses melt. Serve with garlic bread or rolls.
Love what you eat and eat what you love! :)