Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pasta Sauce

I should go on record and say that my absolute favorite pasta sauce is alfredo. The only time I eat "red" sauce is with spaghetti. However, I had always wanted to try and make my own spaghetti sauce because I feel it's one of those recipes that all good cooks have. Pinterest led me to a recipe from Table for Two that seemed easy enough.

Their process of making it was simple and it made the apartment smell delicious. You have to let it simmer for at least two hours which is a real testament to willpower because it smells so freakin' good! After the two hours I put it over some spaghetti noodles and a legendary dinner was born. Well... maybe not legendary but The Husband couldn't stop raving about the sauce. He ended up toasting some garlic bread and eating it with the sauce as a snack for two days after.

Spaghetti Sauce
1 lb ground beef
6 oz can tomato paste
6 oz water
24 oz jar of tomato puree
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbs granulated sugar
Pinch of dried oregano
Pinch of onion powder
Pinch of garlic powder
Handful of fresh basil
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute garlic until soft and fragrant in 2 Tbs olive oil

2. Season your meat and cook it over garlic until cooked all the way through.

3. Pour in tomato paste, tomato puree, and all seasonings and sugar. Mix well. Add 6 oz of water and mix again.

4. Allow mixture to simmer uncovered for at least two hours, stirring occasionally.

5. Serve over hot noodles.



Enjoy!

Lizett

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