Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Aunt Carol’s Spaghetti Sauce

Once you taste this HOMEMADE Spaghetti Sauce, you’ll never buy store-bought sauce ever again – along with a loaf of that “Pane Italiano Italian Bread” from GIANT that’s crusty on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside – makes this meal “ohh so good” –


• 1 can (11.5 oz.) V-8 juice
• 3 cans (12 oz. size) HUNTS or CONTADINA tomato paste
• 6 cans water (using empty tomato paste cans)
• 2 large onions – chopped (I used the yellow cooking onions)
• 1/4 cup CARAPELLI olive oil for sautéing and baking
• 3 stalks celery – chopped
• 1 tablespoon parsley
• 2 fresh garlic cloves – minced
• few squirts TABASCO hot sauce
• 1/2 teaspoon sweet basil
• 1/2 teaspoon thyme
• 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
• 1/4 teaspoon oregano
• 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar (I use 2 most times)
• 1 to 1-1/2 cups KRAFT grated Romano cheese
• salt and pepper to taste
• 1 can (14.5 oz) REDPACK or HUNTS petite diced tomatoes (optional)
• 1 jar (4.5 oz) of GREEN GIANT sliced mushrooms, drained (optional)

Brown onion and celery in olive oil. Mix all other ingredients in large pot. Add onion and celery using oil also. Cook about half an hour or so over low heat. Serve over BARILLA No. 5 spaghetti or pasta of your choice, cooked according to package directions.

My spaghetti sauce with meatballs is what we like the best… but you can brown up a pound of lean ground beef to go with… or brown up some hard-to-find HILLSHIRE FARMS hot links – cut in 2-inch pieces (GIANT sells these around these parts --- DO NOT use Beef Hot Links !! Talk about awful !!) or you can brown up some HATFIELD Sweet Italian Sausage links…

Note: This makes a GR8 pizza sauce too… just don’t add the sugar !!

by: Aunt Carol

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