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06-15-2009, 08:04 AM
• 6 oz. lean ground beef
• 1 cup tomato sauce
• ¼ onion, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• 1 tbls. fresh parsley, chopped
• 1 tbls. fresh basil, chopped
• 1 pinch oregano
• 2 pinches salt
• 2 pinches pepper
• 1 tbls. extra virgin olive oil
• ½ cup rice, or 2 oz. pasta, uncooked

In a sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion. After one minute or so add the garlic. Heat until both are lightly browned. Add the ground beef and mix well until all the meat is broken up. Cook for one minute. Add the tomato sauce, herbs and spices. Cover and cook on low heat for 20 minutes. While the meat sauce is cooking, cook rice or pasta according to package directions. Serve the sauce over your carb of choice in a large pasta bowl. Enjoy!