Saturday, May 31, 2014

Spaghetti sauce

I assume that spaghetti recipes are like chocolate chip cookie recipes-you have your family recipe and are not willing to try another one! 

But if you are willing to try another one, this one is amazing! 

The only time Caleb will eat meat is this sauce, that is how good it is.

John doesn't really like spaghetti, but likes this sauce.

You can also make it without meat and it is still yummy! 

This is the my childhood in a recipe. Really it is. If you want to eat it like I did as a child add some grated cheddar cheese, I know that sounds disgusting, but I love it!

1 lb. hamburger
1/4 cup dried onion (or 1/2 cup fresh)
2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
1 1 lb. 14 oz. can tomatoes
1 1 lb. can tomatoes
6 oz can tomato paste
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley or about 2 Tbs dried parsley
1 Tbs brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp thyme
1 bay leaf
2 cups of water

Brown hamburger, onion or garlic together.

Blend tomatoes, parsley, brown sugar, salt, oregano, and thyme until smooth (I like my sauce without tomato chunks. Should you feel differently blend to your desire, or don't blend at all and just cut up the tomatoes with a wooden spoon). 

Add tomatoes, bay leaf and water to hamburger. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 2-3 hours. 

This freezes really really well! Freeze individual portions, or enough for your family. Place frozen sauce in a saucepan and bring to a boil. 

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