Thursday, April 08, 2010

Spaghetti Sauce

This is a recipe I got from my friend Tracy.

I love it...and I have made some adjustments to it. You'll see my adjustments in (parentheses).

Savory Sweet Spaghetti Sauce

10 cloves of garlic
1 large onion diced
1-2 shallots (I love shallots so I like to add them in)
1 large bottle of Prego (I like Barilla - with mushrooms)
1-2 lbs ground beef, turkey or chicken (your preference)
6 SPICY Italian sausages, remove casing (I use the spicy sausage already crumbled and ready to cook from Nugget)
1 can diced Italian seasoned tomatoes
4 Tblsp Worcestershire (I always add more - base it on your taste buds - I can never get enough of Worcestershire)
3 Tbsp Beef Base (Minor's beef base - you can find it at Costco or your grocer)
1 cup Ketchup (I tend to add a bit more... I don't measure...)
4-6 Bay Leaves
3-5 sprigs of Rosemary (I added rosemary)
1-2 Tblsp Italian Seasoning
1-2 Tblsp freshly ground black pepper (I also add white pepper)
1/2 cup sugar (more or less depending on you)

Saute the garlic, onions and shallots - add in the meat (ground meat and sausages) and cook until the meat is brown.

Add in the italian seasoning, worstershire, beef base, bottle of Barilla sauce, can of diced tomatoes, ketchup, bay leaves, rosemary pepper, sugar. Heat to boiling, then reduce heat to simmer for 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally.

Taste and add more Worcestershire/beef base if you need more savory flavors. Add more cans of tomatoes if it is too sweet... and more sugar/ketchup if it's not sweet enough.

I like to serve this with mini farfalle, rotini, or spaghetti noodles.

Have fun!!!!

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