1 lb Pasta — any kind 1 pk Spaghetti sauce mix 1 cn Tomato paste 1 lb Lean hamburger, ground turkey or Italian sausage
Heat water to a boil in a large pot. In a smaller pot cook the meat and add the sauce mix, water, and tomato paste according to the instructions on the sauce package. Cook the pasta in the water for 8-10 minutes. Place the lid on the pot and with gloves or pot holders drain the water from the pasta through the crack between the lid and the pot. Putting the pot on a stump or log and letting the stump or log hold the weight of the pot helps. Mix the sauce with the drained pasta and serve . Grated cheese may be used with the pasta. Pasta notes: Spaghetti is the traditional pasta,but wheels, or other forms that are more compact and larger will be much easier to drain.