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my best spaghetti sauce

a recipe by
tiege rd
wpb, FL

I've been trying to get this sauce right for at least 20 yrs. Finally I found the right combination of flavors,if I use wine I always add when I raise the heat ,before the broth,so the alcohol burns off. The little bit of sugar only off sets the acid in the tomatoes, and doesn't make it sweet in any way. Blending it really melds the sauce together,and the flavors are wonderful.

serves 4 people 2 meals
prep time 20 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For my best spaghetti sauce

  • 2 28oz can
    san marzano whole tomatoes
  • 1 can
    tomato paste
  • 1 lg
    onion (chopped)
  • 3-4
    garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 11/2 Tbsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 21/2 c
    beef broth
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • fresh basil
  • 2
    parmesan rinds
  • salt to taste

How To Make my best spaghetti sauce

  • 1
    In a large pot slowly heat 2-3 T olive oil with the red pepper flakes.Add the garlic, and onions cook until soft. Add the tomato paste, stir to cook it and open the smoky flavor up.Just a few minutes.
  • 2
    Turn heat up to med- hi, add broth and scrape any left on bottom of pot.Add tomatoes, sugar, herbs , salt and the Parmesan rinds. Reduce heat simmer,stirring ever so often,2 hrs.,or longer.
  • 3
    Towards the end of cooking I remove the Parm. rinds, and use a submersion blender to make it ultra smooth.