For years I’ve bought spaghetti sauce in a jar at the grocery store, and brought it home to doctor it up to suit our tastes! I’ve never served spaghetti sauce right out of the jar and only recently realized just how easy it is to make my own sauce by using canned tomatoes and tomato sauce! Karen from Where Flours Bloom is back this week with a great recipe for us, and I bet once you see how easy and delicious homemade spaghetti sauce is, you’ll want to make your own from now on too!!
Rich and meaty spaghetti sauce is surprisingly easy to make, and ready in just over an hour. Serve over any variety of hot cooked pasta (my favorite is angel hair pasta). This wonderful sauce is my go to recipe. Super easy and so worth making homemade instead of that glass jar stuff.
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 28 oz. can Cento San Marzano peeled tomatoes (Product of Italy)
1 cup tomato sauce
3 1/2 oz. tomato paste
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms or (1 small can)
Over medium heat brown ground beef, and drain Add olive oil and the onions and garlic and saute until tender. Add the can of whole tomatoes and chop into pieces. Then, add tomato sauce and tomato paste and mix to combine. Add all spices and adjust to taste. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer, with lid on, for 1 hour – stirring occasionally.
Makes 6 servings.
Thanks again Karen! If you’d like to check out some of Karen’s other great recipes and can find them all at Where Flours Bloom!
‘Til next time,