But I hate the clean up. I don't know why but it just seems like there are so many dishes to clean when you make spaghetti. There's the pot you use to boil the noodles. There's the strainer you use to strain the noodles. And there's the big pan you use to fry the beef and cook the sauce.
And I know you guys are probably thinking, um, that's only like three dishes. And that's what I think every time I make it until I go to actually wash those three dishes. I think part of the problem is that the noodle pot and the frying pan I use for the beef/sauce are just so big and the strainer is just annoying to wash. So even though it's only like three dishes, they are three very bulky and annoying dishes to wash, thus making it feel like six dishes. Or maybe seven.
So to solve this little conundrum, I have been making One Pot Spaghetti with greatsuccess. The spaghetti is good, my family loves it and there is only One Pot to wash.
So without further ado, here is how I make it.
Beth's One Pot Spaghetti
1 lb ground beef
32 oz of spaghetti sauce
spices to taste (salt, pepper, italian spices, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, minced onions, etc.)
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups water
1/2 box of noodles, broken into thirds
- Brown the ground beef in a large pot. Add spaghetti sauce and spices. (I like my spaghetti sauce saucey so I use about 32 ounces. You can use less and it won't matter. I throw in whatever spice combination I can easily grab. My sauce is different every single time but it is always good!)
- Add 1 cup of broth and 2 cups of water and bring back up to a boil.
- Add noodles and turn heat to medium or medium low.
- Cook for about 17 minutes.
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