Gourmet Spaghetti

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 258


1 cup onion chopped
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 pound ground beef
1 stalk celery chopped
1 carrot chopped
2 cloves garlic crushed
1/4 pound mushrooms sliced
1 cup chicken cooked chicken, diced (frozen diced can be obtained in the grocery)
1 cup ham cooked, diced
* See note below.
6 tomatoes (either fresh or canned)
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 tablespoon brandy
1 teaspoon parsley chopped
1/4 teaspoon marjoram
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
pinch nutmeg
1 cup tomato juice


* In a Dutch oven sauté onion in butter until golden. Add the beef and stir until fine. Add all of the chopped vegetables, the chicken, and the ham. Add the tomatoes, liquids, and seasonings. Stir until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 1 hour adding more tomato juice if it seems too dry.

Cook 1 pound vermicelli spaghetti in boiling, salted water. Arrange cooked spaghetti in a hot buttered serving casserole, dot with butter, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and 1/4 pound mozzarella shredded cheese. Pour the hot meat sauce over the top and serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 258
Calories from Fat: 85

This Gourmet Spaghetti recipe is from the Current Calendars Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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