Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Spaghetti Sauce

Do you make your own sauce or just pour it out of a jar?  Ragu use to be my friend but once I found out how easy homemade sauce was to make..I'll never go back.  You don't have to make a ton of sauce at one time but I do love to spend a couple of hours stirring a pot of red sauce then freezing and pulling out when ready.  

Yesterday I made a pot of sauce...here's how it goes..
saute one onion in olive oil
add one clove of garlic (some will disagree on the amount of garlic but it's what we like) diced and smashed with salt, need to release those sugars
2 Large cans of diced tomatoes, drained
1 Large can tomato sauce
1 small can tomato paste
3 tablespoons dried turkish oregano or more to taste
15 to 20 fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt & pepper (not too much salt but you do need a tad)
I simmer my sauce for an hour then let it cool and place in fridge, it's always best the next day.

I also made meatballs...
easy peasy meatballs..
Wegmans Ground Meat Blend
saute onion and just a touch of garlic
one egg
Panko Bread crumbs
dried oregano
dried basil
Now here is my favorite part, mix with your hands, smush (is smush a word?), and blend well.  I made small meatballs, roll them and bake 350 for 20 minutes.  I added the meatballs to my sauce, served over Dreamfields Pasta and we enjoyed with a nice glass of Kendall Jackson Summation Red

Hope you try your hand at making sauce from scratch...cause once you've had homemade you'll never go back...
Until Next Time
Forks Up...


  1. Yum! We need a video of you taking a bite and sip and telling us how good it is!

  2. You are making me hungry! YES...to the Dreamfields Pasta!!!! I just logged on to their website and they are sending me 10 $1.00 off coupons!!!

    Thanks for the recipes..mine are very close. The only difference with the meatballs is that I love lot's of good parmesan cheese in ours.

    You are so right about the pleasure gotten from stirring a pot of sauce ;->

    I'm hungry now
    Janet xox