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Italian Marinara Or Tomato Sauce

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Three step procedure to make Italian dishes. Marinara, toast, spaghetti and some appetizers.
Ingredients
For marinara
  White onion 1 , chopped
  Green onion 3 , chopped finely
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), chopped
  Red bell pepper 1 , chopped
  Green bell pepper 1 , chopped
  Carrot 1 Small, chopped
  Celery 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm), chopped
  Potato 1 , sliced (soaked in water)
  Zucchini 1 , chopped
  Tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Tomato sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Beef 1 Pound, sliced
  V8 juice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
For toast
  Garlic bread slice 200 Gram (4 slices)
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon
For spaghetti
  Spaghetti 200 Gram
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
For zucchini and eggplant
  Zucchini 1 , thinly sliced
  Eggplant 1 , thinly sliced
  Italian seasoning 2 Teaspoon
Directions

FOR MARINARA
MAKING
1. In a skillet, heat oil and add onion, green onion, garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes until light brown.
2. Add carrot, bell peppers, celery, potatoes and zucchini. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Transfer half of the vegetables to a bowl. Reserve half of the vegetable for future use.
4. Add tomato sauce, v8 juice and tomato paste. Add water and mix well.
5. Stir in beef slices and tomatoes. Keep stirring, season with Italian seasoning.
6. Microwave at high heat for 10 minutes then at low heat for 20-30 minutes.

SERVING
7. Serve the Beef Marinara with Spaghetti and enjoy the dinner!

FOR TOAST
MAKING
1. Paste parmesan cheese on the garlic bread. Spread Italian seasoning over them.
2. Toast the bread until golden brown on both sides.

SERVING
3. Serve the Bread Toast with beef marinara for dinner!

FOR SPAGHETTI
MAKING
1. In a large pot, boil the water and add spaghetti. Cook for 8 minutes.
2. Drain the water and transfer the spaghetti to a serving dish. Pour olive oil and add salt, stir well.

SERVING
3. Serve the Spaghetti with beef marinara for dinner!

FOR ZUCCHINI AND EGGPLANT
MAKING
1. Marinate the zucchini and eggplant with Italian seasoning.
2. Grill/fry them until golden brown.

SERVING
3. Serve grilled zucchini and eggplant with beef marinara for dinner!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Beef
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Want a yummy sauce to complement your spaghetti, lasagna, and ravioli? Chef Bhal Dave whips up a yummy tomato sauce, a la the Italian style, that makes for a perfect accompaniment with any dish. Just get hold of some ripe, red tomatoes and you are all set to get started.

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