Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

September 27, 2006 at 10:10 pm (Italian, Sauces)

I don’t claim to be the inventor of this recipe, but it is delicious!  Especially when paired with the meatball recipe.  It’ll beat the pants off of any jarred sauce any day.

-3/4 cup chopped onion
-5 cloves garlic, minced
-1/4 c. olive oil
-2 (28 oz) cans whole peeled tomatoes  (I have used basil, garlic, and oregano flavored diced tomatoes before, and it has been awesome.) 
-2 tsp salt
-1 tsp white sugar
-1 bay leaf
-1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
-3/4 tsp dried basil
-1/2 tsp ground black pepper
-1 lb ground beef or turkey (optional)

In large saucepan over medium heat, saute onion & garlic in olive oil until onions are translucent.  Stir in tomatoes, salt, sugar, and bay leaf.  Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 90 minutes.*  Stir in tomate paste, basil, ground pepper and cooked ground meat (if desired), simmer 30 mins more.  Serve.

*Note-  Some unnamed members of our household will not eat anything that remotely looks like a veggie.  Usually, I will blend the tomatoes until the big chunks are gone. 


1 Comment

  1. Meatballs (for Homemade Spaghetti Sauce) « Kristen’s Kitchen said,

    […] olive oil into a skillet.  Cook meatballs over medium heat until browned on all sides.  Add to Homemade Spaghetti Sauce. GA_googleAddAttr("AdOpt", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Origin", "other"); […]

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