mom's spaghetti sauce

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By Carole Milleson
from portland, OR

This is a recipe that my mother used to make. I switched out the green bell peppers for red bell peppers as I find the taste mellower and easier to digest. I enjoy a bit of background heat so I used the cayenne or aleppo peppers. I also use my own home canned crushed tomatoes. I sometimes serve it over spaghetti squash instead of noodles.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 6 Hr

Ingredients For mom's spaghetti sauce

  • 2 lb
    hamburger-lean
  • 2 c
    onion
  • 6 oz
    tomato paste
  • 11/2 qt
    crushed tomatoes
  • 4
    cloves garlic
  • 2 c
    water
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1/2 c
    red wine
  • 1/2 c
    red bell pepper, dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    rosemary sprigs
  • cayenne or aleppo peppers to taste

How To Make mom's spaghetti sauce

  • 1
    Brown the hamburger, add the onion and saute until clear. add the garlic and saute until fragrant. Add the red wine, saute until it cooks down and the alcohol evaporates.
  • 2
    Add the crushed tomatoes, the tomato paste, and the water. At this point I place everything in a crock pot.
  • 3
    Add the spices, salt, sugar, and dried red peppers. Simmer on high for 30 minutes, then set on the low setting for 5-6 hours.

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