Every year my grandmother grows a very elaborate garden. Every year she has several tomato plants in her garden and they produce some of the most delicious, organic tomatoes I have ever tasted! Talk about an amazing BLT! She is very generous in sharing her produce with her family, not only her fresh produce, but also with her canned and frozen produce.
One of my favorite things my grandmother shares with me is her canned tomato sauce.
I’ve started using this tomato sauce to make spaghetti sauce from scratch! Oh.My.Goodness… it is delicious!
Surprisingly it doesn’t take hardly time to make! Almost the same amount of time as using canned spaghetti sauce. It only requires having a few extra ingredients (spices) on hand… and you probably already have them.
If you use store bought spaghetti sauce, you still have to add the meat and you still have to heat it up. There are probably a few sketchy ingredients that you have trouble pronouncing on the label.
Making spaghetti sauce from scratch is really simple. Simply cook your meat and add the tomato sauce. While it is heating up on the stove, add the spices! Same amount of time–way healthier! Way more delicious!
- 1 lb. ground meat. Either sausage or hamburger. My favorite is use half pound of sausage and half a pound of hamburger.
- 46 oz. jar of tomato sauce.
- Mushrooms (optional)
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 clove of minced garlic
- 1/2 C of brown sugar
- 3-4 T of chili powder (depending on how spicy you like)
- 1 T Crushed Red Pepper (more or less to taste-omit if you don’t want it to be spicy)
- 1/2 T of cinnamon
- 1-2 T of corn starch (more for a thicker sauce)
- Fresh Parsley
- Cook meat and drain grease.
- Top with cheese (Mozzarella, Parmesan, or both!)
- Serve over your favorite spaghetti noodles!
This is one of my children’s favorite meals.
This reheats really well, which makes it great for left overs.
This sauce is naturally gluten free!
Just make sure to use gluten free noodles 😉