Wednesday, August 12

Spaghetti Sauce with a Peanut

Due to the much needed rain, we had spaghetti tonight instead of hamburgers. Weather permitting, we will have the burgers tomorrow. I just thought I would share my spaghetti recipe, as my thoughts on homemade spaghetti sauce are the same as the pizza sauce. So here it is...

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
1/2 - 1 lb. ground meat (I use beef, but you can use turkey, spicy sausage--whatever you prefer)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can of tomato paste (I usually use two cans tomato sauce, but this is what I had on hand)
1-2 cups of water (depends on how thick you like your sauce)
1 can mushrooms, stems and pieces
3 cloves minced garlic (no, we don't kiss in this household) :)
2 teaspoons basil
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

Brown meat and break into pieces and add onions while browning meat. Drain off fat and add remaining ingredients, except for garlic. Note-depending on the intensity of the garlic flavor you prefer, add it at the beginning of your cooking if you want a milder flavor, or shortly before serving if you prefer a more intense flavor. Let simmer 10-15 minutes prior to adding in pasta that has been cooked al dente.

We served ours tonight with steamed broccoli and the Mediterranean Herbed Bread from the Betty Crocker cookbook.

As a side note, even the Peanut appreciates her broccoli...

...she even gave us several smiles through dinner...

...hopefully this attitude towards vegetables continues.


Lucy Marie said...

Yum! Sounds good. Be sure to check out my giveaway.

theProvidentWoman said...

You know what. I was going to make pizza for dinner tonight, but I think I'm changing it to Spaghetti. I suddenly have a craving.

Carla said...

Yum!! Good girl, peanut, for eating your broccoli! I too, hope she will love it forever! :) Love your blog Jackie! <3

Bugaboo said...

As long as you BOTH eat the sauce (with all of it's garlic goodness!), you can kiss! lol Recipe sounds good and a lot like my parent's one.


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