Turn your spaghetti into a spooky masterpiece with this Swamp Monster Spaghetti recipe! Featuring black spaghetti and a marinara meat sauce speckled with olive eyes!
Add the ground beef to a Dutch oven or a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Season with 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper, and break apart with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cook the beef until completely browned, about 10 minutes, stirring often. Cut off the heat. Transfer the cooked beef to the colander, pressing out any excess grease. Carefully, wipe down the inside of the Dutch oven, and any drippings on the outside as well.
Add in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and maintain a slow simmer with the lid ajar for about 20 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat and set aside until ready to use.
Return to the stovetop, increase heat to medium and add olive oil. Allow the oil to come to temperature, and add the onions and peppers. Sauté about 5 minutes, then add the garlic and sauté 1 minute more.
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