Probably the most versatile sauce for your recipe collection is a good spaghetti sauce. I have been told by my kids and many others that mine is their favorite. It is a simple recipe with nothing very unique or special. Mostly, the ingredients are typical to any kitchen cupboard or pantry.
So while I think it good enough to go on my blog collection of Only My Best Recipes, it is not particularly “sexy” or interesting. (I never have understood why magazines will describe anything non-human as sexy.)
Anyway, it is just one of my most used recipes because it makes great lasagna or meatballs with pasta dishes. Serve it over spaghetti noodles, atop toasted french bread or in your lasagna recipe. Consider doubling it and freezing half for future use. Or freeze in meal size portions for a quick meal when you are too tired, or too sexy for your cooking. Or whatever. Even if your aren’t tired or too sexy– it makes a wonderful Italian meal. Pair it with my Herb Bread and you will impress anyone.
Let me know if you find it sexy. I need to know why…
1 lb hamburger
1 lb Italian sausage
1 cup chopped onion (more if you love it)
1 clove garlic
1 cup water
1 t. salt
1 t. sugar
1 t. dried oregano leaved
3/4 t. dried basil leaved
1/2 t. dried marjoram leaves
1/4 t. dried rosemary leaves
1/2 t. red pepper flakes (if you like it spicy)
1 bay leaf
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 (15 oz) can stewed tomatoes
Cook and brown the hamburger and sausage with the onion and garlic in a dutch oven. Do not overcook, just cook until browned.
Add the remaining ingredients.
Heat to boiling then turn down to simmer.
Cover and simmer over low heat for about one hour. Stir occasionally.
That simple. But, it still is good enough for Only My Best Recipes.
- Italian Spaghetti
- 1 lb hamburger
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 1 cup chopped onion (more if you love it)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 cup water
- 1 t. salt
- 1 t. sugar
- 1 t. dried oregano leaved
- 3/4 t. dried basil leaved
- 1/2 t. dried marjoram leaves
- 1/4 t. dried rosemary leaves
- 1/2 t. red pepper flakes (if you like it spicy)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
- 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
- 1 (15 oz) can stewed tomatoes
- Cook and brown the hamburger and sausage with the onion and garlic in a dutch oven. Do not overcook, just cook until browned.
- Drain well.
- Add the remaining ingredients.
- Heat to boiling then turn down to simmer.
- Cover and simmer over low heat for about one hour. Stir occasionally.