Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce

Penne Pasta with Meat Sauce
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  • ½ pound penne pasta (use rice pasta for gluten-free version)
  • Salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (blend of dried basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, and savory)
  • Dash red pepper flakes
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme (or a pinch of dried)
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 pound (16% fat) ground beef
    • 3 fresh basil leaves, chopped (or a ½ teaspoon of dried)
    • 2 ½ cups canned chunky tomato sauce (almost 1 28-ounce can, Muir Glen brand if you can get it)
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Method 1 Heat to boiling a large pot with 4 quarts of water in it. Once the water is boiling, salt it with 1 Tbsp of salt. Once the water returns to a boil add the pasta to the pot. Leave uncovered, let cook on high heat with a vigorous boil. Put the timer on for 8-10 minutes, or whatever your pa...

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