Saturday, May 29, 2010

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I am coming to the end of my 101 in 1001 list, which are 101 goals I am trying to complete in my personal life. One of my goals was to make homemade spaghetti sauce. You would think I could have crossed this off much sooner than now but it was actually harder than I thought. For one thing, my husband doesn't like spaghetti sauce. So when I make spaghetti, we just eat it with butter and Parmesan cheese. I know, gourmet. Also, I had a TON of great spaghetti sauce recipes that technically were homemade but they weren't created by me, and that was really what I wanted to do. So I took a day last week and tested my own recipe.

8 oz tomato sauce
14.5 oz whole peeled tomatoes
1 tomato
14.5 oz diced tomatoes (fire roasted with garlic)
garlic powder
Italian seasoning
chopped onions
1 lb ground beef/venison/turkey

I put it all in the crockpot and cooked it for about 8 hours. Then I had a salad made with ingredients from the food co-op we joined and free garlic bread from Super Doubles at Harris Teeter! Yums!

Neutral. I liked this recipe, but for all the tomato that's in it I still think it needs just a little more sauce. I froze what I didn't use and when I thaw it I'm going to add another 8 oz can of sauce to make it a little more tomato-y. As for the seasonings, I pretty much just cupped my hand poured in about a tablespoon of each seasoning. It was very precise.

Has anyone else made homemade spaghetti sauce? And did it turn out delicious? And should I try your recipe??


jessica said...

I have a recipe I love that is semi-homemade :) First you need a jar of spaghetti sauce. I only use either Classico, Newmans Own or Bertolli. Forget Ragu and all that other crap. The High Fructose Corn Syrup is disgusting. First you cut up 3 carrots, 2 stalks of celery, one onion, a few cloves of garlic and saute in hot olive oil in a pan. Brown a pound of ground beef with it. Then pour in the Pasta Sauce. Let cook for about 10 mins, serve over pasta. My husband loves it and so do I. I serve with Texas Garlic Toast. DE.LISH.OUS.


Amanda said...

Thanks! That does sound easy and really good. I like everything in that recipe. I may have to try that one next!