[CnD] Easiest-ever spaghetti sauce-Helen
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Wed Feb 15 17:14:05 GMT 2012
Easiest-ever spaghetti sauce
Published by Chatelaine on 3/1/2005
A big pot of pasta sauce on the stove is a mid-winter's dream! We've
streamlined the recipe using Italian sausages for instant flavour -- much
measuring lots of herbs to spice up ground beef and faster than simmering
sauce for hours.
Cooking time 40 minutes Preparation time 8 minutes
Makes 12 cups (3 L)
. 8 to 10 Italian sausages, hot or mild
. 250 g bag frozen chopped onions or 4 large onions, coarsely chopped
. 2 tbsp (30 mL) bottled chopped garlic or 10 garlic cloves, minced
. 2 (28 oz/796 mL) cans diced tomatoes
. 2 (5-1/2 oz/156 mL) cans tomato paste, about 1-1/3 cups (325 mL)
. 2 bay leaves
. 2 tbsp (30 mL) dried oregano leaves
. 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried basil leaves
. 1 tsp (5 mL) each dried thyme and sage leaves
. 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
. 2 to 3 tsp (10 to 15 mL) hot red chili flakes or Tabasco sauce (optional)
1. Cut sausages in half. Squeeze meat from casings into a large saucepan.
Discard casings. Set pan over medium heat (it doesn't need oil). Add onions
garlic. Using a fork, stir meat frequently to keep it crumbly. Cook until
meat is no longer pink, 8 to 12 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, bay
leaves, oregano, basil, thyme, sage and salt. Add chili flakes, if you like.
2. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Then reduce heat
to low. Cover and simmer, stirring often, to develop flavour, 30 to 40
Discard bay leaves. Great over spaghetti or your favourite noodles. Sauce
will keep well, covered and refrigerated, up to 3 days or freeze up to 2
To serve later, defrost and reheat in the microwave. Or place in a saucepan
with a little water to prevent burning. Stir often over medium-low heat
'Four things you can't recover:
The STONE after the throw.
The WORD after it's said.
The OCCASION after it's missed.The TIME after it's gone.'
~Be Blessed, Sugar
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