need a good spaghetti sauce recipe

lindalouNovember 27, 2012

hi all, i am looking for a good spaghetti sauce recipe. i have tried most all of the jarred ones from the store and none of them really got my attention. how do you all make your great spaghetti sauce? :)

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chisue

And...do you call it sauce or do you call it 'gravy'?

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 10:10AM
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Georgysmom

Spaghetti Meat Sauce

2 cloves garlic
1 large onion, minced
1 pkg. mushrooms, sliced
1 28 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed with hands
1 28 oz. can tomato puree
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 handful chopped parsley
2 T. olive oil
1 lb. sweet Italian sausage
1 lb. hot Italian sausage
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. basil
2 T. salt
1 bay leaf
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp. sugar
1 handful freshly grated parmesan

Saute' onion, mushrooms in oil until onions are soft but not browned, add garlic saute' till aromatic. Remove from pan and put in large pot. Brown meat and sausage. Drain fat and put meat mixture in large pot with onion mixture. Add remaining ingredients. Cook uncovered an hour or so. Adjust seasonings as needed

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 10:19AM
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Georgysmom

The following is a meatless sauce for stuffed shells, lasagna or a side dish of spaghetti when your serving chicken Marsala, etc.

Marinara Sauce

4 cloves garlic, saute'd in 2 T. olive oil
3 cans whole peeled tomatoes, mashed through colander (discard pulp)
2 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. basil
1 T. sugar
1/8 tsp. pepper
chopped parsley

Cook rapidly uncovered until thickened....45 minutes or so.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 10:34AM
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monica_pa

Sauce is meatless, grave has meat in it - from my Italian(born in Naples) MIL)

For everyday, I make a very simple gravy.
Brown my meat(boneless pork chops, meatballs, small beef steak and/or Italian sausage) in small amount of olive oil and some garlic.

Add I can of tomatoes(crushed or sauce), and 2 cans of water. After the gravy is hot, then add a wee pinch of baking soda and stir - the sauce will foam up (some people use sugar). This makes the tomato sauce less acidic.

Add some basil and crushed garlic cloves.
Turn heat down, and simmer.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 1:31PM
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pump_toad

I know you are looking for homemade but I do have one store brand that I really like. It's Newman's Own Sockarooni.It is somewhat tangy with a lot of zip in my opinion. In fact I think it will be on my menu for tonight.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 2:08PM
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chisue

Ah, now I know! Thanks, Monica.

No plate of pasta is acceptable here unless it has some genuine, imported Romano or Parmesan shredded on top. (You use so little; get the good stuff.)

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 2:11PM
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fran1523

Saute 1 or 2 gloves of gsrlic in olive oil for about 30 seconds. Add a large can of crushed tomatoes, l can of tomato paste, 1/2 tsp. of oregano, 1/2 tsp. of basil, 1 tsp. of salt, 1/4 tsp. of pepper, and 1/2 tsp. of sugar. Add browned meatballs or sausage per your preference. I don't bother with mushrooms or onion but you certainly can include them. Sometimes I also add some chopped green pepper and a little dash of tabasco sauce.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 2:29PM
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