Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Spaghetti, Lasagna or Meatball Sauce
"This sauce came from a long line of Italian cooks. It is easy, and by far the best homemade sauce I know of. Great for both spaghetti and lasagna. Pssst...the secret is the sugar! Also, for the vegetarian, it tastes great with out the meat! Just substitute two tablespoons olive oil for the beef."
Original recipe makes 8 servings
1 (28 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 pound lean ground beef
2 yellow onions, chopped
2 green bell peppers, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
Blend the stewed tomatoes and crushed tomatoes in a blender. In a stock pot or large kettle, brown the ground beef with the onions, peppers, garlic. Pour in tomatoes, and reduce heat. Add sugar, basil and oregano, and simmer about 40 minutes. Season with salt and pepper before serving.
Use this for Spaghetti, Lasagna, or Meatballs like my Meatball Subs