1 lb. lean ground beef
1 c. chopped onion
1 large garlic clove, crushed
1 (28 oz.) can whole, peeled tomatoes and juice
2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
1 c. water
1 c. sliced fresh mushrooms
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 lb. cooked, drained pasta
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese


Brown ground beef with onion and garlic in large saucepan. Drain fat. Cut up tomatoes; add tomatoes and juice, tomato paste, water, mushrooms, bay leaf, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Serve over cooked pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Makes 8 servings.