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Spaghetti Meat Sauce
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Source:
Sarah

Serves/Makes:6

Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 oz (784 grm). diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz (420 grm). cans tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 tbsp (20 ml) parsley
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar
  • 3/4 tbsp (10 ml) salt
  • 2 tsp (10 ml). oregano
  • 2 tsp (10 ml). basil
  • 1 lb (.5 kg). ground beef
  • cooked spaghetti
  • parmesan cheese
Preparation
  • Saute onion in oil until transparent.
  • Add garlic, tomatoes, tomato sauce, parsley, sugar, salt, oregano and basil.
  • Simmer, uncovered, over low heat for 1 hour.
  • Brown ground beef and drain excess grease.
  • Add beef to spaghetti sauce and cook 30 minutes more.
  • Serve with spaghetti and parmesan cheese.
Comments
It may sound strange to add sugar to spaghetti sauce, but trust me, it's the secret to a great spaghetti sauce. The sugar cuts the acid of the tomatoes and bitter flavor of the garlic in the sauce. If using fresh tomatoes instead of canned increase salt to 1 T. and decrease sugar to 3/4 T. This sauce is also good without meat. Enjoy!

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