I usually use a large can (28 oz. I think) of crushed tomatoes, and one small can of paste. This time around I used fresh sieved tomatoes from my garden, and half a small can of paste. I dont have exact measurements for this recipe, sorry.
1 small onion, chopped very small
1/3 green bell pepper, chopped very small
1/3 red bell pepper, chopped very small
3-4 medium sized white mushrooms, chopped very small
1 medium clove of garlic, chopped fine
Canola or olive oil
red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
fresh or dried basil
1/3 lb approx. of 90% lean ground beef
Saute all the veggies until slightly soft (except garlic) which I throw in raw once the sauce is bubbling. Some like to cook garlic first, do whatever you like.
Brown your ground beef, make sure to mince it up while it browns. Add the sauce, paste, all the seasonings, and garlic. Cover and bring to a boil, stir, then reduce heat to medium or even low if it bubbles too fast. Keep checking on it to adjust the seasonings, and allow to simmer for at least two hours. I figure no one needs a recipe on how to boil spaghetti right?