Spaghetti With Quick Meat Sauce

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 647 calories
    • Calories 25 calories from fat
    • Fat 18 g
    • Sat Fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 56 mg
    • Sodium 826 mg
    • Protein 36 g
    • Carbohydrate 86 g
    • Sugar 4 g
    • Fiber 9 g
    • Iron 8 mg
    • Calcium 224 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 12ounces spaghetti (3/4 of a box)
  2. Check 2tablespoons olive oil
  3. Check 1 large onion, chopped
  4. Check 2 carrots, chopped
  5. Check 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  6. Check 3/4pound ground beef
  7. Check 3/4teaspoon kosher salt
  8. Check 1/2teaspoon black pepper
  9. Check 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  10. Check 1/2cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  11. Check 1/4cup grated Parmesan (1 ounce)

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high. Add the beef, salt, and pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce slightly thickens, about 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley.
  5. Serve the pasta with the sauce and sprinkle with the Parmesan.