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Mom's Never Fail Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mia Knerly-Hess
Added: Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb. ground beef
1 T olive oil
1 chopped onion
1 tsp. salt
1 can stewed tomatoes ("Large-ish")
1 tsp. basil OR 1-2 fresh basil leaves
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 small can Contadina tomato paste
A stew pot and a sauté or frying pan.

Directions:
Directions:
Brown the ground beef in the oil. Add all the other ingredients EXCEPT the tomato paste. Cook slowly for two hours, covered. Add the tomato paste and cover slowly for another hour.
You can also add all the ingredients and put into a Crock Pot and simmer all day long!
Serve over pasta. Really great the next day! Keeps for a week, according to Mom. Freezes very well.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
3 plus hours.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Crock Pot Adaptable.
Now it's weird because my mother was about as Italian as McGinty's Goat (in other words, not Italian at all. None. Zip. Zilch. Niente.) but this sauce means "spaghetti sauce" to me.
It's funny, but when I came home from living in Italy, Mom asked me what I'd like to eat. I immediately replied that i wanted HER spaghetti. "You were living in the land of pasta!" Yes, but it wasn't HER spaghetti!

 

 

 

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