Spaghetti Sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 onion, chopped

1 teaspoon fennel seed

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 lb ground beef, turkey, sausage or a combination of these

1 can diced tomatoes

1 8oz can tomato sauce

1 6oz can tomato paste

1 can small black olives, sliced or diced with juice (optional)

1 1/2 teaspoons basil

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon thyme

1 tablespoon sugar

Salt and Pepper

Fresh basil and parsley, chopped (1 tablespoon each) garnish, (optional)


Combine first five ingredients in a sauté pan, salt and pepper, and cooked until meat is brown. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed before serving. Serve with parmesan cheese. 

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