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  1. 1 lb ground chuck

    1-28 oz can crushed tomatoes

    1-15 oz can tomato sauce

    6 garlic cloves, 4 chopped and 2 whole

    Salt, to taste

    Pepper, to taste

    Garlic powder, to taste

    Onion Powder, to taste

    Dried Oregano, to taste

    Dried Basil, to taste

    Dried Parsley, to taste

    Red Pepper Flakes, to taste

    5-6 fresh basil leaves

    1 tbsp olive oil

    Prep the garlic. Chop 4 cloves and take the skin off two whole cloves. Pour the tablespoon of olive oil in a large stock pot and set to medium heat. Once heated, add the two whole garlic cloves and cook on all sides until light brown, remove cloves and set aside.

    Add ground chuck and brown. When ground chuck is close to being cooked through, add chopped garlic and finish cooking beef. Add cans of tomatoes, spices, and two browned garlic cloves. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes then stir and taste. Adjust seasonings, if needed. Taste again at an hour and add some fresh basil. At this time, put a large pot of water on and season generously with salt. Once water is boiling, cook a pound of spaghetti until al dente. Pour about 1/4 cup of the pasta water into the sauce to loosen it up a bit and add a tad more flavor. Drain pasta and return to pot. Add in a few ladles of sauce and mix until spaghetti is coated.

    Serve topped with more sauce, Parmesan cheese, fresh torn basil and ricotta – or however you like!


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