Monday, August 8, 2011


This is an old recipe from a 1950s tomato sauce can.

1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cans (8-oz each) tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 teasp. garlic powder
1/4 teasp. pepper
1/4 teasp. ground oregano
1 1/2 teasp. salt
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
1 small can mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1/2 lb uncooked spaghetti
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Cook and stir the beef and onion in a heavy 3-quart saucepan until meat loses red color. Stir in the seasonings and the olives. Add the mushroom stems and pieces; stir in the water and tomato sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil. Break the spahetti in half and sprinkle into the mixture slowly. Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and simmer 25 to 30 minutes over low heat. Stir in the cheese until melted.

Yield: 6 servings

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