I grew up eating this meal almost every Sunday. I think it originated from my grandma, Joan, but I learned it from my mom, Deb. It was one of her few recipes that she made for us. Not because she is a bad cook, but because she just doesn't like cooking at all! (Like so many!!)  But this one she enjoyed because of it's simplicity and consistent, fool-proof results!  It's so yummy and of course, EASY

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Stove Top
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 24 oz jar Preggo Three Cheese Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic I use minced garlic in a jar or "squeezy"
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced about 1 cup (can use pre-cut yellow onion found at stores)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • grated parmesan cheese for topping
  • 1 package spaghetti noodles I use thin spaghetti or zoodles


  1. Warm a large skillet, add 1 tbsp of olive oil.

  2. Boil water for noodles, add 1 tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt to water for taste and easier cooking. Cook noodles according to instructions on box. 

  3. Saute onions and garlic, set aside.

  4. Brown beef in the same skillet as onions & garlic. 

  5. Add sauce and brown sugar. 

  6. Let it all warm and simmer for 5-10 mins. Top with parmesan cheese

  7. Serve with some veggies or side salad and possibly some garlic knots! 

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First off, yes, I AM an alcoholic, sober since May 21, 2016. I am a mother of two daughters; Skylar Lillian: born September 16, 2014 and Colbie Rae: born April 12, 2017. I am married to Billy Horschel, a wonderful husband and father who also happens to play golf on an insanely good level. Years ago, I got lost in the fog of addiction and depression. Finding sobriety, this enlightening way of life, has made me happier than I ever thought I could be. I had so many wine and vodka filled nights, watching TV shows, wishing I was like some random character on TV, wishing I could be brave, funny, artistic, poised, HAPPY, etc. And now, I'm doing it! I'm living honestly and freely and I want to share it all. I'm not perfect, I'm not an expert, all I know are my experiences and my learned knowledge. I am so excited to share my journey with you.

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