If there's someone who knows all about hustling, it's the boss himself, Rick Ross, and the man is busier than ever, having just dropped his latest album Port of Miami 2 and his memoir, Hurricanes. Despite all his successes, sometimes it's the small, simple things in life that can bring a dose of joy—like a homecooked meal.
We joined Rick Ross and his mother Tommie for the Boss' favorite meal in this week's Made From Scratch: spaghetti, catfish, lima beans, and coleslaw. Check out the recipe below and try it out yourself!
(Adjusted for 4 servings)
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 jar tomato pasta sauce (in the episode, Tommie used a blend of Classico, Ragu, and Prego)
- 1 box spaghetti
- lemon pepper
- 1 fillet catfish per person
- lemon pepper
- corn oil
Heat up pot to medium high. Add diced bell peppers and onions. Add one tsp salt. When soft, add ground beef, breaking up the larger chunks. Add 1 more tsp of salt and 2 tsp of lemon pepper. Stir and cook for about 7 minutes or until no longer pink. Add the jar of sauce, stir well, cover, and let it simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes. Serve with spaghetti!
Season catfish with 1 tsp salt, 1 pinch pepper, and 1 tsp lemon pepper per fillet. Add 1 cup corn meal into a large plastic sandwich bag. Place fillets in the bag, close it up, and shake until the fillets are fully coated with corn meal.
Heat up a skillet to medium high with about an inch of corn oil. When hot, gently place the fish in the oil and cook until both sides are golden brown (about 3-4 minutes per side). Drain the cooked fillets on paper towel and let them cool.
For a meal worthy of the Boss himself, serve the spaghetti and catfish along with boiled lima beans and cole slaw made with ranch dressing.