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My Favorite Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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Jennifer Burkholder
Added: Thursday, October 23, 2008


1/4 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves
1 medium onion chopped fine (you can make it chunkier if you like -- I like mine chunky)
2 tbsp of chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp of dried basil
1 tbsp of chopped fresh oregano
1 tbsp of dried oregano
1 tbsp of dried Italian seasoning
1 tbsp of garlic powder
1 tbsp of onion powder
1 tbsp of salt
2 tbsp of ground black pepper
(If desired, add more spices once the sauce simmers for 1/2 hour or so. I add more of everything. This may different for everyone's taste)
1 large can of drained diced tomatoes
1 large can of drained plum tomatoes (read the label and get the kind w/o acidic acid)
1 large can of tomato sauce
2 cans of Contadina Tomato paste (Contadina is key)
1-2 cups water (this is to your preference on how thick or thin you like your sauce)
1/4 cup sugar (if you are diabetic, use Splenda, but 1/8 cup or a little more)
Some variations:
chopped mushrooms
chopped peppers
To spice up your sauce (which I do often), 1 tsp of ground red pepper

In a large pot, on medium heat, heat olive oil until just sizzling. Add all the spices, including garlic and onions. Cook until onions are translucent. Do not burn garlic. Add the plum tomatoes and crush into the spices. Cook for 5 minutes. Add diced tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and mix around. Add tomato paste one (1) at a time and mix thoroughly until tomato paste dissolves in the sauce. Add water to your liking. Add sugar. Simmer sauce on low to medium heat (not bubbling) for 1/2 hour covered. Taste the sauce and add more spices to your liking. Simmer again for 1 hour.
The key is the sugar. You may even want to add more to your liking.

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