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Elevate your favorite jarred sauce for easy weeknight dinners.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pasta
Servings 4


  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4 ounces of pancetta
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce
  • 1 package of bucatini
  • grated parmesan cheese

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season beef with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add pancetta and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned.

  4. Add minced garlic and seasoned beef and cook thoroughly, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink.

  5. Stir in sauce and reduce to a simmer, cooking over low heat for at least 20 minutes (the longer the better).

  6. Cook pasta according to directions.

  7. Top pasta with meat sauce and parmesan and enjoy!