1. In large heavy skillet, heat oil and brown ground beef.
2. Add remaining sauce ingredients mixing well.
4. Simmer very slowly, covered, for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Serve over hot spaghetti noodles or other pasta.
The only real work involved in this sauce is browning the beef and boiling the pasta. The rest is just opening up a few jars, a packet, and a can. When you don't have time to stand in the kitchen and chop, this is an excellent choice for an easy meat sauce for a spaghetti dinner that will satisfy your hungry family.
Of course, you can start with this basic recipe and build on it when you have time. Add mushrooms, green peppers, or any other ingredient that you would use in your more involved spaghetti meat sauce.