• 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (15-ounce) tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon each sugar, garlic powder, rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) broken spaghetti
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded parmesan cheese


1. Brown meat and onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat (300 degrees in an electric skillet.) Drain fat.

2. Stir in water, tomato sauce, and spices; bring to a boil.

3. Add spaghetti, cover pan, and simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking.

4. When spaghetti is tender, top with grated cheese.

5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2-3 hours.


This recipe is a good source of calcium, which keeps bones and teeth strong. DASH it up by adding frozen peas or chopped spinach. Be sure to pour a cold glass of milk with dinner.