Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Everyone has had one of those days.  You worked all day, picked up the kids, took them all the places they needed to go, ran errands, and you still need to get some sort of dinner on the table.  Who has time for all those elaborate recipes?  They look great, they're impressive, but quite often, they're time consuming, and if you had all that time, we wouldn't be having this conversation, now would we?  And that is where this recipe comes in.  It's quick and easy, and personally, I think it tastes good.  I haven't had any complaints, and no one has died yet,  so that makes it a keeper.  

1 lb ground beef
1/4 c onion, chopped
1/4 c green bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
1 packet Goya Sazón with Coriander and Annatto    
2 c prepared spaghetti sauce

Brown ground beef with onion, pepper, and garlic.  Stir in Sazón and parsley.  Drain grease from beef mixture.  Add spaghetti sauce; cook, stirring frequently, until heated through.  Serve over spaghetti; top with shredded cheddar and parmesan, if desired.  

When I said prepared spaghetti sauce, I meant just that.  Whatever sauce you have on hand is fine with me.  If you are the industrious type who cans or freezes sauce during the summer when the tomatoes are in, use that.  If you were busy then too, just buy a jar.  Name brand, store brand, whatever works for you.  Serve with a tossed salad and garlic bread and you've got yourself a meal.

I love, love, looooove, this song!!  I'm just sayin' . . .. 

Until next time, Happy Cooking!  : )

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. -Mahatma Gandhi


Pegasuslegend said...

sound perfect!

The Self-Taught Cook said...

Thank you for your comment. It's always good to hear from readers! If you try the recipe, please let me know how it turns out for you. And if you have any suggestions or changes for the recipe, I welcome your input. Have a great day! : )

Mary said...

This sounds delightful - and easy. That's a great combo. This is my first visit to your site but it will not be my last. I really like the food and recipes you feature here and you'll be seeing more of me. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

The Self-Taught Cook said...

Thank you, Mary! It was great to hear from you.

The Self-Taught Cook said...

Since both of you are experienced bloggers, I welcome any input and suggestions you might have. Thank you!


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