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Old-school spaghetti

Growing up we didn’t always have all the ingredients for a spaghetti dinner so my mom would create things with what she had. This recipe became a staple in our neighborhood (Oak Cliff) not just our home.




Prep time

45 min

Cooking time

35 min


  • 2 lb ground chuck

  • 1 lg bell pepper, diced

  • 1 md onion, diced

  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic

  • 1 Tbsp dried basil (fresh if you have it)

  • 1 can diced tomatoes

  • 1 can tomato sauce (15 oz)

  • 8 oz tomato puree

  • 1 can shoepeg corn (11 oz)

  • 8 oz elbow macaroni

  • 2 tsp Slap Yo Mama seasoning (Lawry’s or something similar)

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