Spaghetti Sauce

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  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or put through garlic press
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes with juice, or 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Crumble and brown ground beef. Drain off all fat; wipe out frying pan. Turn beef into colander, and rinse with cold water. Pat dry with paper towel; return to pan.
  2. Add garlic, onion, pepper, mushrooms and cook over medium low heat, stirring as necessary until veggies are soft.
  3. Add tomatoes and tomato paste.
  4. Add seasonings and simmer until hot throughout.
  5. Adjust seasonings to taste and serve over pasta with low fat Parmesan sprinkled over if desired.