Simple, Savory Spaghetti Sauce


1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 15 oz. cans tom sauce
3/4 t oregano
1 t basil
1 bay leaf
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
2 t sugar, optional

Saute 1 lb. ground beef with onion and garlic until beef is fully cooked. Drain.

Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for about a half hour or longer if you want to mingle the flavors more.

Remove bay leaf and serve over pasta.

*This recipe serves about four people. I actually used one and a half times the recipe, and it fed our family of six, without leftovers.