Barilla® Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato & Meat Sauce

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Homemade meat sauce with carrot, celery, and San Marzano tomatoes tops Barilla® spaghetti in celebration of  mothers in the workplace! 

Barilla® Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato & Meat Sauce - The Foodie Affair

It’s almost Mother’s Day! The perfect time of year to show your appreciation to those nurturing ladies in your life. I look forward to spoiling my mom with some extra love to remind her how much she means to me. I’ve come up with an idea for a gift, but she just might be reading this so I won’t spill the beans here.

As I think of the influence and guidance my mother has given me, I can’t help but think of so many other women that have also touched my life. Like my aunts who were always available for encouragement during my young growing years. The neighborhood mommies that I could rely on to help with carpooling duties when I needed a hand with my own kids, and even the ladies that I work with at my job have taken on a unique roll of support!

Barilla® Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato & Meat Sauce - The Foodie Affair

I’ve worked in the same office for the past ten years, and while there have been some personnel changes, there is a core group of women that have been able to rely on each other year after year. We understand the stress and pressure that woking outside of the house can bring to moms, so we step in and offer assistance whenever it’s needed, just like you do for family! There have been numerous occasions when a deadline or conflict with work assignments are eased by a co-worker so that no mom misses their children’s cheerleading try-outs, baseball game, and school play or bake sale! 

Barilla® Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato & Meat Sauce - The Foodie Affair

One way I show my appreciation to these ladies is by bringing in homemade goodies into the office. Nothing bonds people together or expresses love more than being treated to a cooked meal! Instead of preparing a sweet treat like I often do, I’m going to celebrate Mother’s Day with these fabulous hard working friends by serving lunch!

On my way home from the office I’ll be stopping at Walmart to pick up the ingredients to make Barilla® Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato & Meat Sauce, a hearty spaghetti dish! This filling, family-style meal is made with fresh ingredients like onion, celery, carrots and San Marzano tomatoes, which adds substance and flavor to the sauce. I’ll be able to cook the pasta and sauce ahead of time, toss it all together and keep warm in a slow cooker until serving time .

Barilla® Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato & Meat Sauce - The Foodie Affair

The women that I work with are all in different stages in their lives. Some are moms of young children, other are grandmothers or single mamas taking on all duties of a caretaker, and several of the ladies don’t have children. Instead, they’re automatically assigned to be an auntie to all of the kids!! Regardless of the role each of us hold, we are a supportive family, and families gather during times of celebration with a feast! I’m honored to be a part of this community and can’t wait to show my appreciation with this tasty Mother’s Day lunch! How will you be spending your day on May 10th?

Barilla® Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato & Meat Sauce - The Foodie Affair

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BARILLA® Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato & Meat Sauce
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 box Barilla® Spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, chopped
  • 1 stem celery, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup white wine (optional)
  • 1 28-ounce can San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup parmigiano-reggiano, shaved
Instructions
  1. Place a pot of water to boil, Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onion, carrot and celery with the extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Add the meat and cook until browned well. Incorporate the tomatoes and 1 cup of water, season with salt and pepper to taste and bring to a simmer.
  3. Cook pasta in the boiling water according to the package directions. Drain pasta and toss with sauce. Top with cheese.
  4. OPTIONAL - After the meat is browned, you can deglaze the sauce by adding the wine and let it reduce all the way.

Barilla® Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato & Meat Sauce - The Foodie Affair

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26 Comments on Barilla® Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato & Meat Sauce

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    Erlene says:
    May 8, 2015

    Yummy! Love the added fresh veggies in the sauce. I’ve never used San Marzano Tomatoes and will have to try it.

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      May 9, 2015

      San Marzano tomatoes are tasty. You’ll enjoy the flavor it adds to the sauce, Eriene!

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    Katerina says:
    May 8, 2015

    This dish screams my name! Perfect family meal!

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      May 9, 2015

      Barilla® is economical and tasty! Pasta is always stocked in my pantry.

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      May 9, 2015

      My husband always wants spaghetti for his birthday meal. He loves it too!

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    Nicky says:
    May 8, 2015

    This looks delicious. Homemade sauce is so easy to make and you can add all kinds of vegetables to it. This recipe is easy and perfect for weeknight meals.

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      May 9, 2015

      Simple ingredients with lots of flavor, and this meal is super quick to put together!

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    Brandy M. says:
    May 8, 2015

    Look at all that meaty goodness! We have spaghetti night several times a month and this sauce looks so good. I have been on the hunt for a new sauce recipe and I think I just found it.

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      May 9, 2015

      Homemade sauce is so easy to make and tastes fantastic. Thanks for putting this recipe in your meal plan!

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      May 9, 2015

      It comes together under 30 minutes, so you could have a plateful in no time 🙂

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    Elizabeth O. says:
    May 9, 2015

    that made me hungry. I also like adding veggies to my meat sauce. My kids are not veggie fans, but added in a spaghetti sauce, they eat.

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      May 9, 2015

      The veggies add a nutritional boost and yes, sneak then in when you can!

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      May 14, 2015

      Super easy to make, Linda! Perfect meal for during the week 🙂

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    Abigail says:
    May 9, 2015

    I can seriously eat this dish almost everyday as it looks so delicious!

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    Daniela says:
    May 9, 2015

    Hi Sandra,
    Just stumbled upon your site and I’m very glad I did.
    You have a beautiful blog and these spaghetti with meat sauce look and sound stunning.

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    May 9, 2015

    That looks so delicious. I love seeing pasta recipes all year round.

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    May 11, 2015

    I love all the veggies in it! Not only added nutrition, but I’m sure it adds a lot of flavor!

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