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Source: Houston Junior League Cookbook

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
The homemade meat sauce makes this an excellent dish.
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Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 90 minutes
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1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 or 3 tablespoons bacon drippings, or olive oil
1 pound ground beef
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon meat extract
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
1 can (3 ounces) mushrooms, with liquid
1 package (10 ounces) spaghetti, cooked

Slightly saute onion, garlic, celery and green pepper in oil. Remove vegetables from skillet; add meat and brown. Stir in sauteed vegetables, bay leaf, salt, meat extract, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce and mushrooms. Simmer 1-1/2 hours, covered. Remove bay leaf. Skim off excess fat if necesary. Serve sauce over spaghetti.

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