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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 138.0
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.1 mg
  • Sodium: 25.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 7.3 g

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Mama's Spaghetti Sauce

Submitted by: ABBYC613

Introduction

A recipe given to me by my best friend, who's mother made it for her as a child. Thick, rich, and absolutely delicious--it's pure Italian red sauce at its best. A recipe given to me by my best friend, who's mother made it for her as a child. Thick, rich, and absolutely delicious--it's pure Italian red sauce at its best.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2 28 oz cans of your favorite tomato (I use CENTO San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes, but crushed tomatoes work just fine)
    1 lb lean ground beef
    1/2 large onion chopped
    3-10 cloves garlic minced (depends on how much you like garlic)
    2 tbsp dried basil
    1/2 tbsp dried oregano
    1 tsp crushed red pepper
    1 tbsp sea salt (and then salt to taste)
    1 tbsp olive oil

Directions

Note: you can also use ground Italian Sausage, if you use links, brown them first and then slice them, this way you get the deep flavor and then the sausage gets nice and tender in the sauce.

In a large pot sweat the onions and garlic in the olive oil. Add the beef, herbs and salt, crumble the beef while it browns. Pour in your tomatoes and let simmer 30 minutes to 2 hours (the longer it simmers the more rich it gets. You can make this is the crock pot by putting all ingredients in the crock and let cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Crumble the meat when you can.

Use for any noodle or stuffed pasta. It freezes well and is great for lasagna too.


Serving Size: Makes 12 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ABBYC613.






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