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Old 08-05-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Franco American spag and hamburger

I know this sounds horrid but my mother used to make it and we liked it. My oldest daughter actually requested it one year for her birthday dinner.

Brown 1 lb. ground beef (drain)
Diced pepper (if you have one)
s&p
Add 2 cans or 1 large of canned spaghetti (my mother used Franco American but I haven't seen it in awhile)
Heat together and serve.

We use to have in with a baked potato. Now that I am grown up, I don't see how that went together.

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Old 08-05-2008, 02:51 PM   #2
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So, have you made it lately? Does it bring back that "comfort" feeling? That's not a bad way to stretch a meal and potatoes are a "fill your tummy inexpensively" thing.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:06 PM   #3
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I know this sounds horrid but my mother used to make it and we liked it. My oldest daughter actually requested it one year for her birthday dinner.

Brown 1 lb. ground beef (drain)
Diced pepper (if you have one)
s&p
Add 2 cans or 1 large of canned spaghetti (my mother used Franco American but I haven't seen it in awhile)
Heat together and serve.

We use to have in with a baked potato. Now that I am grown up, I don't see how that went together.
Campbell Company retired the Franco American name a few years ago and is now marketing those products under other Campbell labels Uhhhh can I use my own spaghetti sauce. ??
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:12 PM   #4
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Yes, but it won't have that fresh from a can taste!
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:03 PM   #5
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Doesn't "Chef BoyArDee" still make pasta in a can?
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:06 PM   #6
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They do but the one that I/my mom used didn't have any meat product in it.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:20 PM   #7
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I know this sounds horrid but my mother used to make it and we liked it. My oldest daughter actually requested it one year for her birthday dinner.

Brown 1 lb. ground beef (drain)
Diced pepper (if you have one)
s&p
Add 2 cans or 1 large of canned spaghetti (my mother used Franco American but I haven't seen it in awhile)
Heat together and serve.

We use to have in with a baked potato. Now that I am grown up, I don't see how that went together.
IMO it only sounds horrid if you're a food snob
Nothing wrong with jazzing up a can or box of something. There's no good "takeout" around me, so that's my version of tasty fast food. I remember Franco American, too. Wasn't that the one with the tiny meatballs? Too bad it's still not marketed. Makes you wonder how Spaghettios ever made it
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Yes, but it won't have that fresh from a can taste!
ROFLMAO!! That was priceless.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:29 PM   #9
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Mama used to make that Franco American spaghetti thing with hamburger and peppers. She used onions, too. I loved it and still do. That was the only spaghetti she knew about until we got a little Italian restaurant in the shopping center near us. We got takeout from there. My dad would never touch any kind of spaghetti product. We didn't care. More for us...
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:34 AM   #10
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I'm going to be starting therapy for the guilt I'm carrying for feeding my toddler Spaghetti-O's. Good grief what was I thinking? She loved them and now that she's 47 years old, she still remembers eating them. ( I have a feeling that she still does). I can't believe I fed this to my child. I AM a canned food snob, but I had forgotten all about the dozens of cans of tamales my husband and I ate in the early years. We thought they were terrific back then because we had never been to a Mexican restaurant. Funny how tastes change.
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