From Five Star Food, a compilation of Vancouver Sun recipes, 2001

6 servings
1 lb lean ground beef
2 onions, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 can tomato paste
1 (28oz) can tomatoes
1 c water
2 t dried oregano
1 t dried basil
1/2 t dried thyme
1/4 t pepper
1 lb spaghetti noodles
2 T freshly ground parmesan
  1. In heavy skillet, brown beef, pour off fat.
  2. Stir in onions, cook, stirring occasionally until softened.
  3. Stir in tomato paste, and tomatoes, breaking up tomatoes with the back of a spoon.
  4. Add spices; bring mixture to the boil.
  5. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add water if mixture is too thick.
  6. Check for seasoning; adjust if necessary
  7. In the meantime, cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling water until tender but firm.
  8. Drain spaghetti, arrange on plate, spoon on sauce.
  9. Garnish with parmesan.