Susan Nielsen

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Create a pasta masterpiece with Gabe's Original Salad Dressing & Marinade and Mama's Mediterranean Spices


  • Gabe's Original Salad Dressing & Marinade Spices packet
  • Mama's Mediterranean Spices packet
  • One package of pasta of choice (I used linguini)
  • One pound ground beef
  • One pound ground sausage
  • 10-15 meatballs of your choice
  • One large green and/or yellow pepper
  • Dry, red or green onions
  • 24 ounces red or white sauce of choice (canned or prepared in food processor or fresh/privately canned)
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 16 ounces stewed or crushed tomatoes (canned, prepared in food processor or fresh/privately canned)
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Fresh herbs (basil, parsley, cilantro)


  1. Chop onions and peppers (set aside)
  2. Brown ground beef and sausage together
  3. Add peppers and onions to meat pan after about five minutes
  4. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of Mama's Mediterranean spices on meat mixture in pan (stir spices well before adding to mix all 8 ingredients)
  5. Start water boiling for pasta
  6. Add 2 tablespoons of Gabe's Original Salad Dressing & Marinade dry spices to pasta water (stir spices well to mix all 10 ingredients before adding to the water)
  7. When meat is fully cooked, add sauce, paste and crushed/stewed tomatoes (do not drain meat fat unless it is more than 20%, but leave some fat for flavor!). Stir every five minutes to boiling
  8. Reduce pasta sauce heat to low
  9. Cook pasta in water seasoned with Gabe's Original spices
  10. Drain pasta (do not rinse! You will rinse away the seasonings!)
  11. Place pasta in a serving bowl or combine with pasta sauce
  12. If the former, pour sauce evening over pasta and toss.
  13. Add Gabe's Original Salad Dressing & Marinade (liquid already blended) to top of sauce and pasta. Toss again
  14. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese (generously) on top of pasta
  15. Garnish with fresh herbs


Rinse the cans of sauce, paste and stewed tomatoes with red wine and add the wine to the sauce.

Use more Mama's Mediterranean Spices for a spicier overall flavor and heat level if desired (use less for a more modest kick, but that would be entirely boring!).

Prepare baked bread using Gabe's or Mama's liquid salad dressing.

Prepare a side salad dressed with Gabe's or Mama's salad dressing.

Enjoy with a bottle of Walla Walla wine (red, white or rosé ).

You've got an entire meal!