Sunday, December 28, 2014

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Isn't it funny the different ways each of us were all brought up? One thing that stands out about the way I was raised, that might be different than most people, is the fact that I never had jarred or canned spaghetti sauce until I went to college and had roommates cook for me.  My mom always made her own spaghetti sauce.  I figure this was one way she was able to save money with having 10 kids.  Her recipe makes a lot more than one jar and tastes amazing too.  I first made this on my own when I started cooking in college. I would make it for me and my roommates, then freeze leftovers to make goulash for another day. (What is goulash? It's like spaghetti but you mix the sauce and any noodles together in a 9x13 baking dish and top off with cheese and bake.) Anyways, I love this spaghetti, it's a little taste of home for me.

Throw everything together in a large pot or crock pot.

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

1 lb Ground Beef 
Salt and Pepper

4 - 8 oz cans Tomato Sauce
28 oz Canned Crushed Tomatoes
6 oz Tomato Paste
1 Spaghetti Sauce Mix Packet
Garlic Powder

Brown meat with salt and pepper and drain. Combine all ingredients in a large pot, bring to a boil on medium heat. Turn down to medium low and simmer for at least 20 minutes. Or, you can place all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours.  Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles.  Enjoy!


Linda said...

This looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing.

Brittany said...

Linda you are very welcome! Let me know if you try it!