Cravings | Quick, Thick Meat Sauce & Spicy Oven Fries
Quick, Thick Meat Sauce & Spicy Oven Fries
  • SERVES: 4
  • PREP: 15 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes

One pot, one sheet pan, many happy bellies.

For the meat sauce:

  • 2

    tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1

    cup finely diced onion

  • 1

    pound ground beef (about 20 percent fat)

  • 1

    tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2

    tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 ½

    teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste

  • 1

    teaspoon sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼

    teaspoon chili flakes, plus more to taste

  • 1

    (14-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • ¼

    cup water

For the potatoes:

  • 1 ½

    pounds Idaho/Russet potatoes (these are best for fries because they’re starchy!)

  • 3

    tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste

  • 1

    teaspoon paprika

  • ¼

    teaspoon cayenne, plus more to taste

  • +

    chopped fresh parsley and Parm for serving

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