This is my go-to recipe for spaghetti sauce for family or for company..

In a large skillet, brown:

1/2 lb. ground chuck (I usually use 1 lb. ground beef or Italian sausage)

3/4 cup chopped onion

Drain off excess fat.

Mix together the following in a saucepan, then boil gently, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally:

1 small can (6 oz.) tomato paste

2 cups water

1 T. chopped parsley or 1 tsp. dried parsley, opt.

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. basil

(I usually quadruple this and invite a few people over to help me eat it!)

Serve over hot, cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.

(If the sauce is too thin, just thicken it with a little cornstarch).