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Spaghetti Florentine

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Ingredients
  Thin spaghetti 3⁄4 Pound
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Lean ground beef 3⁄4 Pound
  Yellow onion 1 Medium, peeled and chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled and minced
  Celery stalks 2 , chopped
  Fresh tomatoes/1 can of 1 pound tomatoes, drained and chopped 3 Medium, peeled and chopped
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh spinach/1 package of 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed 10 Ounce, rinsed and with the stems removed (1 Package)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a heavy 12-inch skillet over moderately high heat for about 1 minute. Add the beef, and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until browned.
3. Push the beef to one side of the skillet and add the onion, garlic, and celery. Reduce the heat to moderate, and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, basil, oregano, and spinach. Gover and simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Drain the spaghetti thoroughly in a colander, and toss with the sauce in the skillet. Sprinkle with the cheese, and serve hot with a green salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Oceanian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Browned
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Healthy

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