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Spicy Meat Pasta Sauce

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins

Spicy Meat Pasta Sauce - easy and delish comfort food dish for the winter.

Spicy Meat Pasta Sauce

 1 Medium Red Onion, Diced
 2 Bell Peppers, Diced
 1 tsp Minced Garlic
 2 tbsp Olive Oil
 Salt and Pepper to Taste (lots)
 ½ tbsp Italian Seasoning
 1 tsp Paprika
 1 tsp Chili Flakes or Calabrian Chili Paste (Bombas sauce from Trader Joes is great)
 3 tbsp Tomato Paste
 1 Can Diced Tomatoes (14 oz)
 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
 2 lbs Ground Beef
 2-4 C Lentil Pasta or Pasta of your choice
 You can also serve with burrata, goat cheese or parm! So good.

Dice onion and peppers and set aside.


In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium. Add in diced onions, salt and pepper. Mix for 2 minutes until onions tender. Add in garlic and mix.


Add in peppers, mix well and let cook for 3-4 minutes while stirring.


Add in ground beef. Using some muscle, mix it well and let it cook at the same time. You need to break it up and let it brown. Takes about 5-7 minutes.


Add in paprika, Italian seasoning, Chili flakes or Calabrian Chilis, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and balsamic vinegar. Combine it all well. Very well! Season more with salt and pepper to your liking.


Let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Prepare pasta of your choice.


Enjoy with your fave pasta, on its own or on rice.