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Spaghetti With Spicy Italian Meat Sauce

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Ingredients
  Sliced mushrooms 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chopped onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped green peppers 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Snipped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Ground turkey sausage 8 Ounce
  Ground turkey breast 8 Ounce
  Canned tomatoes 28 Ounce, cut up (With Juices, 1 Can)
  Tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Tomato paste 6 Ounce (1 Can)
  Dried basil 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Crushed red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Spaghetti 12 Ounce
Directions

Lightly spray a 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven with olive oil no-stick spray.
Add the mushrooms, onions, celery, green peppers, parsley and garlic.
Cook and stir about 5 minutes over medium heat or until the vegetables are tender.
Add the turkey sausage and turkey breast.
Cook about 5 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally.
If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Stir in the tomatoes (with juices), tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil, salt, oregano, paprika, crushed and ground red peppers and bay leaf.
Bring to a gentle boil.
Reduce the heat to low.
Cover and gently simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
Before serving, cook the pasta according to the directions on the package and drain.
Remove and discard the bay leaf from the meat mixture.
Serve the meat mixture on top of the spaghetti.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Meat
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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