YieldsMakes 6 servings
Notes: Cooked pot roast is available in the refrigerated meat section of many supermarkets.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In an 8- to 10-quart covered pan over high heat, bring about 4 quarts water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until barely tender to bite, 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, in a 12-inch nonstick frying pan or 5- to 6-quart nonstick pan over high heat, stir onion, mushrooms, celery, and ham in olive oil until onion begins to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Add broth, wine, and tomato paste; stir until well blended.

Step 3
3

Discard any solidified fat from pot roast and sauce. Scrape sauce from meat into onion-tomato mixture. Cut beef across the grain into 1/4-inch-thick slices and lay over onion-tomato sauce; cover and simmer over low heat until beef is hot, 7 to 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4
4

Drain spaghetti well and pour onto a rimmed platter or into a wide, shallow bowl. With a slotted spatula, arrange beef slices over pasta. Spoon sauce over meat and pasta. Sprinkle with parsley.

Ingredients

 1 1/2 pounds dried spaghetti
 1 onion (8 oz.), peeled and chopped
 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
 1 stalk celery (2 oz.), rinsed, ends trimmed, chopped
 1/3 cup finely chopped cooked ham
 1 teaspoon olive oil
 1 cup fat-skimmed beef broth
 1/2 cup dry red wine or more beef broth
 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
 1 package (2 lb.) cooked boned beef pot roast with gravy
  Salt and pepper
 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (optional)

Directions

Step 1
1

In an 8- to 10-quart covered pan over high heat, bring about 4 quarts water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until barely tender to bite, 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 2
2

Meanwhile, in a 12-inch nonstick frying pan or 5- to 6-quart nonstick pan over high heat, stir onion, mushrooms, celery, and ham in olive oil until onion begins to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Add broth, wine, and tomato paste; stir until well blended.

Step 3
3

Discard any solidified fat from pot roast and sauce. Scrape sauce from meat into onion-tomato mixture. Cut beef across the grain into 1/4-inch-thick slices and lay over onion-tomato sauce; cover and simmer over low heat until beef is hot, 7 to 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4
4

Drain spaghetti well and pour onto a rimmed platter or into a wide, shallow bowl. With a slotted spatula, arrange beef slices over pasta. Spoon sauce over meat and pasta. Sprinkle with parsley.

Italian Pot Roast