1/2 pound ground beef
1 jar Pasta Sauce, (26 ounces)
1 teaspoon kosher salt , (or half as much table salt)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups water
1/2 pound Angel hair pasta, broken into thirds
2 cups baby spinach or chopped kale
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
In a large, heavy pot over medium heat, sauté the beef until it is browning in places and no longer pink —3 or 4 minutes.
Add the sauce and cook, stirring, for a minute or two, then stir in the salt, sugar, olive oil, water, pasta, and greens.
Stir constantly until the mixture comes to a boil, then turn the heat down to low, cover the pot, and simmer gently — stirring frequently so that the bottom doesn't scorch —for 10 or so minutes, until the pasta is tender.
Serve with grated parmesan cheese.