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jeudi 9 septembre 2021

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce


10 Facts about spaghetti:

1.Spaghetti is the plural form of the Italian word spaghetto, which is a diminutive of spago, meaning “thin string” or “twine.”

2.Contrary to popular belief, Marco Polo did not discover pasta.

3.The ancient Italians made pasta much like we do today.

4.Marco Polo did write about eating Chinese pasta at the court of Kubla Khan, he probably didn’t introduce pasta to Italy.

5.There’s evidence suggesting the Etruscans made pasta as early as 400 B.C. The evidence lies in a bas-relief carving in a cave about 30 miles north of Rome. The carving depicts instruments for making pasta – a rolling-out table, pastry wheel and flour bin.

6.Further proof that Marco Polo didn’t “discover” pasta is found in the will of Ponzio Baestone, a Genoan soldier who requested “bariscella peina de macarone” – a small basket of macaroni. His will is dated 1279, 16 years before Marco Polo returned from China.

7.The Chinese are on record as having eaten pasta as early as 5,000 B.C.

8.They may have the same shape as spaghetti, but they aren’t the same thing. Noodles are the Eastern version of the Italian dish. They’ve been eaten in China for more than 4,000 years and are usually lighter, thinner, and aren’t made from durum wheat.

9.January 4th is National Spaghetti Day.

10.According to the International Pasta Organization, there are more more than 600 different shapes of pasta produced throughout the world.

11.Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, is credited with being the first person to introduce pasta to America, back in 1789.

12.One of the most important times in the history of the spaghetti was World War II. It was then that American soldiers came in close contact with European cuisine, bringing home tales about spaghetti and demanding its presence on the American market.


1 lb. ground beef

1 medium yellow onion, diced

15 oz. tomato sauce

6 oz. tomato paste

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1 Tbsp. dried basil

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 Tbsp. granulated sugar

1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic

1 cup beef broth

spaghetti noodles for serving


In a large skillet add ground beef and chopped onion. Cook on medium-high heat until brown. Drain excess grease.

Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, dried basil, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, and beef broth.

Mix ingredients to combine and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Serve with your favorite pasta and parmesan cheese.


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