Friday, February 25, 2011

Mamaw's Spaghetti Sauce

I am sharing my Mamaw's famous spaghetti sauce today. I am not sure if it is really quite famous, but it sure is in our family! I made this last week on my freezer cooking day and I saved a little out for a quick, easy, and delicious dinner.

Why is it that most people don't make their own sauce?

It is pretty much as easy as heating up store bought sauce...just a few extra cans to open. Not to mention the frugality of it. I made each batch for about $3 with my sale stuff...but even without you could do it for $4. Add a box of pasta and you have a cheap meal!

As a child, I think Mamaw made this on every family vacation. It was always something to look forward to! I love that I not only have a Christian heritage passed down to me, but great family recipes!

I like to double or even triple it and keep it in the freezer. Mamaw was doing that long before freezer cooking was ever trendy.

Do you think I am a total nerd for saying freezer cooking is is, isn't it? You hear about it everywhere now.

1 pound hamburger
1 large onion
2 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon oregano
3/4 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1 bay leaf
1 can (15 oz.)tomato sauce
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste

Brown hamburger, onion, and garlic. Drain well. Stir in remaining ingredients and heat to boiling. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Do you typically do homemade or canned on spaghetti night?

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This post is linked to Tasty Tuesdays at 33 Shades of Green


Misty said...

I have been waiting for you to post this. :) I must admit, I use canned sauce but one of my New Year's goals was to make homemade sauce.

I love the stories behind people's family recipes. :) I can't wait to try this one out...

By the way, I do think freezer cooking is trendy. :)

Katie said...


You know, I made this and posted it because you asked me so many times!! LOL! I think you all will really like it.

I'm glad you're with me on the trendy. Scarves, tea, and freezer cooking :) We are right on...

Bitterroot Mama said...

I usually do canned Prego, but I've been looking for a good homemade sauce to try. I'll give yours a shot in the coming weeks. Thanks for posting your famous recipe! :)

Katie said...

Bitterroot Mama,

Let me know how you like it! It is really easy to make!!

'Becca said...

Spaghetti is my favorite food, so we use jarred sauce some of the time because I need my spaghetti even if I haven't had time to make sauce! I have a basic recipe that I adjust according to what vegetables are on hand, using the sauce as a method of getting plenty of veggies into our diets! Here's the recipe for one batch of my sauce.

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