Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

In response to yesterday’s blog post, here’s a recipe for Spaghetti Sauce that you can use on Spaghetti Squash (or noodles, or lasagna, or chicken parmesan… so many options)

1 1/2 pounds of ground beef or turkey, browned
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
1 can of tomato paste
1 can of tomato soup
2 cans of water using tomato paste can
1 can of water using tomato soup can
Dash or Oregano (to taste)
Dash of Basil (to taste)
Dash of Garlic Salt (to taste)
Dash of Garlic Powder (to taste)

Brown onion, green pepper, celery and hamburger/tukey. Add all other ingredients. Simmer for about an hour and spice to taste. Enjoy!

If you’re looking for a very simple, inexpensive alternative to store-bought spaghetti, then this recipe is great. I got it from my grandmother and have been making it for years (thanks Momaw) – it’s a wonderful base and you can mix it and match it anyway you like! I always looked forward to going to Momaw and Granddad’s for family dinners because I knew there would be Spaghetti!

I didn’t include specific measurements for many of the herbs and spices because everyone likes their sauce a little bit different – play around with measurements and create your perfect mix. You can always add more water if you like your sauce a little more runny or make it a little thicker by not adding as much water. If you like your sauce a little sweet or need to cut down on the acidity, add a little granulated sugar and you’ll be set. If you take a close look at the picture, the sauce is over spaghetti squash (see previous post) — use it as lasagna sauce, sauce for chicken or eggplant parmesan or even as a base for chili.

I now use ground turkey in the sauce but used ground beef for years prior, I honestly cannot tell the difference once the sauce is done. I actually made the sauce this past weekend with meatballs and it was delicious (there may have been a spaghetti midnight snack…)!


About JustFrank

Just a typical Washington, DC Suburbanite - University of Maryland Graduate, loves to spend time with his girlfriend, go out on the weekends, and spend quality time with his family. View all posts by JustFrank

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