It's a classic dish packed with spices that you can customize to your intentions.
Happy Easter to all who celebrate! This isn't traditional Easter food, but it is a good addition to anyone's arsenal for the coming weeks.
I'm not going to lie: homemade spaghetti, with sauce from scratch, is not nearly as difficult as a lot of people (including myself once upon a time) make it out to be. We get this idea in our head that "from scratch" means something has to take an ungodly amount of effort, with all this fancy kitchen footwork for hours and hours at a time. So many dishes, you might think. So much chopping, so much work!
In reality, it usually just means you need to be home to watch that something doesn't burn while simmering for a couple hours.
And if you think about it, you're still doing all the same steps as you might if you were to grab a jar of pre-made sauce (at least, I hope): you're still chopping onion and mincing garlic, still browning beef, still simmering everything for at least a little while before cooking your noodles. There's no actual extra effort, save the effort of waiting an extra hour or so for something delicious to be done—but in the case of a classic dish like spaghetti, it's well worth it.
Especially since all these herbs mean you can do a bunch of different things with your magical intentions. For this recipe, we're focusing on sage, garlic, basil, and oregano.
Magic in Meat Sauce Spaghetti
Since there are so many different herbs in this dish, there are a couple different things you can do with it. But a homemade meal can never go wrong when you're blessing it with protection, courage, healing, and love.
These are the dominant themes in the ingredients used—sage, garlic, basil, and oregano—and are connected with the elements fire and air, as well as the planets Mars, Jupiter, and Venus. . They'll give whoever eats this meal a good bit of air in their sails and some fire under their seat to help them recharge and forge on in achieving their day to day goals—a great gift for members of the family you know are putting in a lot of work and feeling a lot of strain from it.
Crushed or Diced Tomatoes
(Optional) 1 large
Bell Pepper, diced
1 cup (or 1 bouillon & water)
Pasta of choice
Salt, Pepper, Parsely
(Optional) 2oz (56g)
Chop and fry onions until almost golden brown.
Add minced garlic (optional: add crushed red pepper) and fry until fragrant
Add ground beef and chop into little pieces in the pot
Once beef is browned, add bell peppers, beef stock, crushed tomatoes & paste, spices
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer on low for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally
Towards end of simmer, boil pasta to your preference
(Optional) Before pasta is done, add gouda cheese to the sauce
Serve sauce over spaghetti and serve.
I don't think I've ever met anyone that didn't like spaghetti—and now, you can add a little magic to this favorite dish, too!
Per 450g bowl (250g sauce, 200g pasta) — 4 Bowls per Recipe