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)

Ingredients:
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)

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

Review:
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…)!

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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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