1/2 lb Lean ground beef
1 jar Prepared pasta sauce, not tomato sauce (needs more spices)
1 can Crushed tomatoes (doesn't matter what size - big if you like tomatoes)
1/2 Green pepper, chopped
1/2 Red pepper, chopped
1 Medium onion, chopped
2 Stalks of celery, chopped
1 Clove of garlic, chopped
1 cup Water
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 1/2 cups pasta -- your choice, preferably a thin noodle


  • In a fairly deep skillet, add the olive oil. Turn on element to 3/4 full.
  • When oil is up to temperature, add the garlic and onions. Brown quickly. Be careful not to let them burn by leaving them in one place too long. Two minutes should be fine.
  • Add meat, peppers and celery. Brown everything. Stir frequently. Browning should take 3 - 4 minutes. Drain or blot grease.
  • Once browned, add the pasta sauce, crushed tomatoes and the water. then add the pasta, ensuring the pasta is completely covered by the sauce.
  • Cover and cook for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally.