Spaghetti with Italian Sauce

Spaghetti with Italian Sauce

1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
1 4 ounce can mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
3 cups hot cooked spaghetti

Crumble ground beef into 2 quart casserole; add onion, green pepper and garlic. Cover loosely and microwave on high 3 minutes; break up and stir. Cover and microwave until very little pink remains in beef, 3 to 4 minutes longer; drain.

Stir in tomato sauce, mushrooms, wine, salt, pepper and basil.

Cover tightly and microwave on high 6 minutes; stir. Cover and microwave until hot and bubbly, 5 to 7 minutes longer.

Pour meat sauce over hot spaghetti. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

4 servings.

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