San Marzano Tomatoes Sauce Pasta with Meat

Deliciously satisfying San Marzano Tomatoes Sauce Pasta with Meat. This quick, easy, and filling recipe includes the classic Italian ingredients of San Marzano tomatoes, ground beef, and lots of love. Learn how to make it here!

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Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomatoes Sauce with meat

I have mentioned many times on the blog that at home we like to cook together mom and I share recipes, and Mother’s Day is quite an inspiration to share love and flavors together.

Now I have my girl that has shown interest in the kitchen so this year we have been having fun the three of us making this delicious recipe from Barilla®. A delicious Spaghetti topped with San Marzano Tomatoes sauce and meat.

It’s kind of special when you get to reunite 3 generations to do something we all enjoy. Seeing mom having Emma on the countertop cooking is such a happy moment for me and we get to spend quality time while we are actually creating a delicious meal.

What else can we ask for?… maybe that meal is pasta?

girl mixing the vegetables in the pan

My girl is crazy about pasta, she might have been Italian in another life Ha! Just like her mom.

We love love love pasta so this homemade sauce recipe came just right up our alley! We especially love Barilla® pasta, any of their pasta types. You can find it in any supermarket, especially in Walmart stores.

Family preparing San Marzano Tomatoes Sauce Pasta with Meat

We enjoyed making them as much as eating them and my brother made us laugh with his jokes and Emma with her funny faces. It’s hard to get bored when these two are on the table. We had a fun day having a pre-Mother’s Day Lunch this year!

Family on the table enjoying the San Marzano Tomatoes Sauce Pasta with Meat

How to Make San Marzano Tomatoes Sauce Pasta with Meat

What I love the most about this tomato sauce recipe is that is made in about 20 minutes and tastes so good! Easy and Yummy, Oh yeah!!!

Ingredients:

  • Barilla® Pasta – We used Spaghetti
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Onion – chopped
  • Garlic cloves– chopped
  • Carrot – chopped
  • Celery – chopped
  • Ground beef – we like low-fat ground beef.
  • White wine (optional)
  • Canned San Marzano Tomatoes
  • Water
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano – shaved 
  • Optional fresh basil or oregano.

Directions:

1. PLACE a pot of water to boil.

2. MEANWHILE, in a large skillet, sauté the onion, garlic, carrot, and celery with the extra virgin olive oil over high heat. Stir frequently.

girl mixing the vegetables in the pan

3. ADD the meat and cook until browned well.

4. INCORPORATE the tomatoes and 1 cup of water, season with sugar salt and pepper to taste, and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

adding the liquefied tomato in the pan

5. COOK pasta in boiling water according to the package directions.

top view of satin with San Marzano Tomatoes Sauce cooking

6. DRAIN pasta and toss it into the san Marzano sauce and leave it over medium-low heat for a couple more minutes.

top view of satin with San Marzano Tomatoes Sauce and pasta

7. SERVE & TOP with cheese. This homemade pasta sauce goes perfectly with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

OPTIONAL: After the meat is browned, you can deglaze the sauce by adding the wine and letting it reduce all the way.

 Preparation Time: 20 minutes 

Servings: 8

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Tips for Storing Leftovers & Freezing

This San Marzano tomato sauce is incredibly make ahead & freezer-friendly!

Store sauce in an airtight container or glass jar once it has cooled to room temperature. Keep chilled in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.

You can freeze the sauce by first allowing it to cool to room temperature, then store it in an airtight container or freezer-friendly ziplock bag. You can freeze it for up to three months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.

Good or what???

San Marzano Tomatoes Sauce Pasta with Meat served in a dish on the table

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are San Marzano tomatoes the best?

It was Naples, Italy, that first produced San Marzano tomatoes. Not only are they a staple in my family’s recipes, but they are also considered the best tomatoes in the world for sauces! The rich, sweet flavor of these tomatoes sets them apart from others. Also, their consistency is thicker than other canned plum tomatoes.

What to Serve with San Marzano Tomatoes Sauce

San Marzano tomato sauce pairs perfectly with basically any Italian-style dish – pasta, pizza, meatballs, chicken cutlets, lasagna, you name it! There are so many different dishes that can be served with this simple tomato sauce, so I make it a few times a month.

Why do some people add sugar to tomato sauce?

Adding sugar cuts the acidity of the tomatoes for a well-balanced sauce. Even though San Marzano tomatoes are not as acidic as other canned tomatoes, sugar is still essential to achieve a beautiful balance of flavor. Remember, we’re not using a ton of sugar here – a mere teaspoon does the trick!

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Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato Meat Sauce

Camila Rojas
A super delicious Spaghetti with San Marzano Tomato Meat Sauce. Quick and easy recipe so you have more time to share with loved ones!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box Barilla® Spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 small carrot chopped
  • 1 stem celery chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup White wine optional
  • 1 28- ounce can San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano shaved
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Optional fresh basil or oregano.

Instructions
 

  • PLACE a pot of water to boil.
  • MEANWHILE, in a large skillet, sauté the onion, garlic, carrot, and celery with the extra virgin olive oil over high heat. Stir frequently.
  • ADD the meat and cook until browned well.
  • INCORPORATE the tomatoes and 1 cup of water, season with sugar salt and pepper to taste, and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • COOK pasta in boiling water according to the package directions.
  • DRAIN pasta and toss it into the san Marzano sauce.
  • SERVE & TOP with cheese.

Notes

OPTIONAL: After the meat is browned, you can deglaze the sauce by adding the wine and letting it reduce all the way.
Keyword pasta recipe, pasta sauce, san marzano Tomatoes

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