Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Spaghetti Sauce!

Hello foodies! How are you today? I hope doing great. I wanted to share a simple and delicious spaghetti sauce with you today. It really is easy and smells so good while it cooks. You will be so ready to eat it by the time it's ready after smelling it all day (unless you are not home and you will be pleasantly surprised when you walk in to your house and smell it). This would also work great in a crock pot too. You can make this with lean ground turkey if you want and it is really good that way too. Today I used organic ground beef.

Here is what you will need:
1 lb. of organic beef or lean ground turkey
2 28 oz cans of crushed tomatoes - I have used all different kinds and Contadina is best in my opinion
1 onion diced
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 6 oz. (small) can of tomato paste
1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
about 1/2 tsp sea salt * or to taste

Saute your onion and garlic in a dash of olive oil & add in your seasonings too - for about 5-6 minutes and add in your meat. Brown your meat allowing it to cook through. Add in the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste and stir well. If you want to use a crock pot just brown your meat with the sauteed onion an garlic and add to the crock pot and then add in all your tomatoes, cover and cook on low. If you are cooking in a pot just turn it to low and cover. I like to cook mine for about 2 hours to allow the flavors to marinate together. If you like thicker sauce keep the lid slightly cracked, but if you want it saucy just keep the kid on. You may want to stir it about every 30 minutes or so, but even if you don't it will be OK. Cook your noodles and serve! I love whole wheat thin spaghetti
and a pinch of Parmesan cheese on top. This is even better left over so make sure you save the left overs!

OK, I will be back later. Have a fab night :-)

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