ITALIAN SPAGHETTI WITH MEAT SAUCE
2 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, finely chopped
2 cans (15-oz. each) tomato sauce
2 cans (15-oz. each) tomato paste
1 can (7½-oz.) pitted ripe olives, drained, sliced
2 envelopes Italian-style spaghetti sauce mix with mushrooms
3 c. water
1 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. crushed oregano leaves
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 bay leaf, crumbled
16 oz. Italian-style spaghetti noodles
Cook and stir ground beef, onion and pepper until meat is brown and onion is tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except spaghetti and Parmesan cheese. Simmer, uncovered, 1½ hours, stirring occasionally. Place in covered container and refrigerate overnight. Cook spaghetti as directed on package. Heat sauce; serve over spaghetti and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Makes 8 servings.
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