Spaghetti

1 lb ground beef, turkey or chicken (your preference – I think the beef tastes best)

1/2 lb spaghetti noodles

1 package spaghetti mix (McCormick’s is best, but the generic Thick and Zesty kind from Wal-Mart is good too)

1 small can sliced olives

1 small can sliced mushrooms

1 small can golden corn

1 small can tomato paste

1 small can tomato sauce

olive oil

sea salt

  1. Fill a pot with water and set it to boil. Once it’s boiling, add two turns around the pot of olive oil and a palmful of sea salt. Add the spaghetti noodles, stirring them into the water so they’re all submerged.  Let it boil until they’re soft and pliable (doneness is found by tasting one), about 8 minutes or so.
  2. Once the water is boiling, crumble and brown the meat. Once it’s browned up, add the tomato sauce and the tomato paste, with one can (the tomato sauce can) of water. Stir it all together so the meat is coated with the tomatoes. Let it simmer 2 minutes.
  3. Add the spaghetti mix. Stir it in. Let it simmer 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the olives, mushrooms and corn. Stir it all in and let it simmer together about 5 minutes, until the sauce is bubbly.
  5. While that is simmering, the pasta should be done. Drain it, and put it back into the pot. Add the meat and sauce mixture and stir it all together. Serve with some parmesan on top.
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