I remember my grandma making spaghetti at least once a week when I was growing up. It was one of my most favorite dishes that she would cook. I would always want to help her make it and remembered all the different cans of tomato products that she would have on the counter and one time I remembered thinking that there would have to be an easier way. Well I wanted to make this same dish for my kids because I knew how wonderful it tasted and I could taste the love my grandma put in it and wanted to offer the same for my kids, but good grief at all those cans I would have had to purchase. Well, thanks to Ragu it is a lot easier to make this for my kids.
When I went to my local grocery store to pick up some Ragu, I instantly thought of Assunta Cantisano. Now who is Assunta Cantisano? She was the wonderful lady who gave more than what was expected. She has a strong italian background and reminds me a lot of my grandmother. Back in 1914 when Assunta came over to New York all the way from Naples she brought with her the dreams of creating a traditional italian cuisine and shortly after her and Giovanni Cantisano created the very first Ragu sauce, and well the rest is history. Assunta put so much love into her sauce you can tell she loved what she did, and my grandmother was the exact same way. She would put her heart and soul into any dish she was creating.
So how did I remix my Grandmother’s spaghetti sauce you may be asking?? Check it out:
1 jar of your favorite Ragu Sauce ( I used homestyle)
1 bell pepper diced up
1 red onion diced up
1 can diced tomatoes
1.5 lb ground beef ( I used 90%/10%)
1 TBS Garlic Powder
1 TBS Cumin Powder
1 TBS Sugar
Cook the ground beef, along with the bell pepper and onion until the beef is no longer pink. Drain and add in the remaning ingredients. Stir well and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours. The longer you let it sit the better the flavors mix in. Serve over spaghetti noodles.
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