Dad's Spaghetti Sauce with Coffee

This dressed-up pasta sauce, made with lots of lean ground beef, onions, and mushrooms, contains a surprise ingredient -- coffee! Make plenty ahead of time, it gets richer after a day or two.

Place 3 tablespoons of olive oil into a saucepan over medium heat, and cook the garlic in the oil for 1 minute. Stir in the onions, and cook until translucent, about 5 more minutes. Stir in...


Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, slivered
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans button mushrooms, drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce with garlic
  • 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup hot water

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