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.
easy peasy meatballs..
Wegmans Ground Meat Blend
saute onion and just a touch of garlic
Panko Bread crumbs
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