Spaghetti Sauce Made Easy
Quick and Easy Spaghetti SauceClick thumbnail to view full-size
How To Make the Sauce
I am making dinner for tomorrow evening and wanted to prepare the spaghetti sauce the day before. It tastes best if left to sit in the refrigerator overnight! Tomorrow I will reheat my spicy concoction and prepare some wheat spaghetti to serve with it!
I begin by dicing one onion, slicing three stalks of celery and adding small slivers of one half of a large green pepper. I spray a large deep pot with Pam cooking spray before sauteing my vegetables. With the heat on a medium temperature, the veggies are lightly cooked until they are soft and pliable.
The temperature is raised slightly when I add the lean ground beef. You will need about 2 pounds of ground beef for a large batch of spaghetti. Brown the beef and stir it regularly with the veggies, as it browns, until the mixture is nicely cooked. You have just prepared your basic ingredients. The rest is simple and quick.
Add one large can of tomato sauce, one jar of spaghetti sauce and one package of spaghetti sauce mix. There are several brands to choose from. Any brand will work in this recipe! It is fun to experiment with various flavors of spaghetti sauces for variety! With simmering temperatures, mix the ingredients well, stirring slowly to avoid splattering.
I have a secret ingredient which I began adding when my children were young. My Mom did the same when I was growing up. I add about two tablespoons of brown sugar to the tomato sauce mixture and stir. It adds a slight sweetness to the sauce that many people find appealing.
Cover your spaghetti sauce and simmer for a couple of hours, if you have the time. If you are in a hurry, cook for about thirty minutes at a higher temperature and stir frequently. You have just prepared a meal for under twelve dollars and you will probably have leftovers to enjoy!