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One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

I was just thinking that I am the last cook standing to make this one-pot pasta dish. And honestly, the reason it took me so long is that I thought it would be boring.

But of course the very fact you are reading these words, it is safe to say, this is anything but boring. It is delicious, and the basic recipe begs to be played around with.

You can vary the amount of pasta used based upon your appetite or preference, As I said this most basic of recipes is so easy to modify. This dish is not heavy on tomato so if you have someone at your table who does not care for a lot of tomato flavor, this will be a favorite of theirs.

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef. Easy, delicious and only one pot to wash!
One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef.

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef
adapted from: countless other dishes from great cooks everywhere!

1 large onion, diced
2 to 4 cloves garlic - use as much as your family enjoys
1 pound extra lean ground beef - pinched into small pieces
2 - 141/2 oz cans diced tomatoes - do NOT drain
2 T tomato paste
1 1/2 c broth
1 t oregano
1 1/2 t salt
fresh ground pepper
1 - 3 t sugar (if you more fond of a sweeter Ragu, use the full amount)

8 oz spaghetti - broken into fourths
1 - 2 T Olive oil

Parmesan Cheese

In the bottom of a large pan, layer the ingredients as listed, diced onions, chopped garlic, ground beef, broth, tomatoes, and seasonings. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, simmer for 15 minutes.

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef.

Remove lid, stir well, making sure the ground beef is in separate pieces, add spaghetti and the olive oil. Stir again.

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef.

Cover and cook for 10 minutes, remove lid simmer, cook an additional 5 minutes or until pasta is done to your liking, stirring once or twice.

If you have some fresh spinach in your fridge, feel free to add a couple handfuls to the pasta, stir well and let sit while you set the table and quick as can be, dinner is done!

Offer parmesan cheese at the table.

Serves 4.

Enjoy!

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef.

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Sunday Supper Suggestion, Stove Top Cabbage Rolls.

Celebrate the family with your own Sunday Supper. Sunday Supper is one of our favorite ways to bring the family together! We offer the following suggestion, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Stovetop Cabbage Rolls, a simple and delicious meal!
Stovet Top Cabbage Rolls.

I believe there is an element of cooking that is lost, in all the busyness of our days. This belief seems to be observed by the many recipes offered to get a delicious, wholesome meal on the table for your family, quickly. The missing element? Tactile enjoyment of the cooking process. I will be the first to admit that after a 10 hour day has ended, I don't want to spend hours in the kitchen.

But what I do want in addition to a meal to feed my hunger, is a meal that also feeds my soul. I do want interaction with the ingredients that will come together and form that same meal that I look forward to eating.

Especially after a long day, the hands on approach is just what you need to disconnect from the traffic and the noise and the remains of the work day and ease into what you came home for, the family. Yes, the food may take a bit longer, but it is so worth it. I enjoy a meal prepared for me, but I need to prepare a meal. Because after work; I need to let everything else, but home, go.

Give these a try, oh and there are plenty steps for those that want to help, help with dinner!

Stove Top Cabbage Rolls
by the seat of my pants
serves 4-6

1 medium-large head of cabbage
a large pot of boiling water

1 small onion, minced
olive oil
1 pound ground beef
1 egg
1/2 c dry bread crumbs
1 t salt
fresh ground pepper, as desired
1./2 t ground nutmeg
flour for folding

olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
2 bay leaves
1 14-16 oz canned tomatoes
2 T brown sugar
2 T minced sun-dried tomatoes
2 c rich stock or bone broth

Sour Cream, for serving
A pan of boiling water is the trick to removing individual leaves from a head of cabbage.
Remove individual leaves for Stove Top Cabbage Rolls

Remove the core from the cabbage, discard. Place cabbage into a pot of boiling water, and after a minute the outer leaf will begin to separate from the head, remove and place on a tray to cool down. Quickly the remaining leaves will do the same, as each can be loosened and remove, place on a tray and continue until you have 12 large leaves.

Cooled cabbage leaves, ready for the ground beef filing for Stovetop Cabbage Rolls.
Ready to stuff!

Remove the rest of the cabbage from the water and set aside for another use.


Saute the minced onion until lightly golden, remove and set aside to cool. Combine the remaining ingredients beef through nutmeg, mixing completely. Set aside in the refrigerator.

Cut the thick middle spine from each cabbage leaf in a thin V shape. Discard the spines. Remove meat mixture from refrigerator, like a pie, divide into 12 portions.


Take a cabbage leaf, dust with flour, position the leaf so that the spine area is over lapping, add a portion of the meat by folding the end over the meat, the sides in and then one additional fold over to enclose the meat.

Place open seam down, and continue until each leaf and meat portion are made into a cabbage roll.


In a flat pan large enough to hold the cabbage rolls, add a bit of olive oil and saute the garlic, add the canned tomatoes, minced sun-dried tomatoes, and brown sugar.

Cabbage Rolls ready to simmer.
If you count, you will see that I have 14 cabbage rolls, my head of cabbage was a bit on the small side. It took 14 smaller leaves to roll the meat mixture properly. 

Carefully arrange the cabbage rolls on the top of the surface, add stock, cover, and cook on simmer 45 minutes.

Remove cabbage rolls to a serving platter, let rest 10 minutes. Turn the heat up and simmer sauce to reduce and concentrate the flavor. Spoon over cabbage rolls and serve with sour cream if desired.

Enjoy!

Leftover Stovetop Cabbage Rolls freeze and reheat very well.
Fortunately, we had leftovers!
Leftovers freeze and reheat very well.

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How to make your own Pizza Sauce, easy pantry recipe.

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

I like to do it myself, but I like being able to do it myself, even more.

We had homemade pizza for our dinner on Sunday. When I went to the pantry cupboard there was no tomato sauce. Around here tomato sauce is usually purchased as part of a recipe that is planned for, except for that lone can in wait for "those times" and apparently I had already used it! Not wanting to go back to the store a third time (yes twice, short story, I forgot the pizza cheese on the supplies list, for Pete's sake!), I improvised.

And as luck would have it, this turned out delicious and is now our preferred pizza sauce. It is worth the little bit of extra time, and the bonus? I always have cans of diced tomatoes, I could not get along without them. This sauce is flavorful with just the right touch of tomato goodness. This is also perfect to have on the stove while you are working on other kitchen chores, multi-tasking, it is a beautiful thing!

How to make Homemade Pizza Sauce. Easy pantry recipe.

Pantry Pizza sauce
by the seat of my pants

1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes - do not drain
1 T sugar
1/2 t oregano leaves
1T basil leaves
1/4 t garlic salt
1 T olive oil

Empty tomatoes into a medium sized saucepan.


Mash the tomatoes with a potato masher, to break up.


Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil.

How to make Homemade Pizza Sauce. Easy pantry recipe.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thick, 30-45 minutes.

How to make Homemade Pizza Sauce, easy pantry recipe.












Homemade Pizza Sauce, from your pantry.
Pizza Sauce, homemade from your pantry.
 This is at the 15-minute mark. Just beginning to thicken.






This is done at 30 minutes. Thick enough to stay where the spoon pushes it!
This smells so good!





Now you're ready to make pizza. Choose your dough, along with your favorite flavors and bake!

Pizza is fun, easy to personalize and best of all delicious!

Enjoy!

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Wordless Wednesday, Fudgy Chocolate Cake!


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