I don't think I have ever posted my spaghetti sauce recipes on here so here you go.
Growing up I never had jarred spaghetti sauce. My grandpa had the greenest thumb ever and always grew enough tomatoes to can for the whole family to last us well over a year. So I am kinda a sauce snob.
Here is the "From Scratch" recipe:
1 quart jar of canned tomatoes
2 small cans of Hunts Tomato sauce
1 pkg of Lowry's or McCormick's dry spaghetti seasoning
2 cans of diced tomatoes
Add all the ingredients in a large sauce pan. Cover and let simmer all day and stir often.
Now that my grandpa isn't around and my tomatoes haven't done crap the last few years I have to deal with fixing Ragu, Prego or Bertolli jarred sauce.
Slightly different from the home made recipe, here is my "Fixing It" recipe:
1 jar of pre-made sauce (whatever is already in stockpile)
1 small can of Hunts tomato sauce
1 can Rotel or diced tomatoes with peppers
1/2 pkg of Lowry's or McCormicks dry spaghetti seasoning
If the kids are eating something else, I add half a can of El Pato sauce.
Add all the ingredients all at once in a large sauce pan. Cover and let simmer all day and stir often.
Any kind of pasta works well with either sauce. My family likes medium shells and linguine the best.
You can also add meat!
Hamburger: Brown a pound of hamburger with a can of diced green chili's. Drain. Add to sauce.
Spam: Dice a can of spam and fry in sauce pan. Don't drain, just add sauce ingredients.
Lil Smokies: Open package. Add to sauce.
Smoked Sausage: Slice and fry in sauce pan. Don't drain, just add sauce ingredients.
3 days ago