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spaghetti, dottie

Recipe by
Megan Stewart
Middletown, OH

Dottie came out to visit Joann and the puppies, and this was dinner 1-18-20. The smell of the sauce is just amazing! You can add a splash of wine in the sauce too if you want, rather than just in the mushrooms!

yield 15 serving(s)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spaghetti, dottie

  • 1
    green pepper, minced fine
  • 1
    onion, minced fine, sweet is ok, but she prefers yellow onions
  • 2-3 stalk
    celery, minced fine
  • 1 pkg
    italian sausage, she uses 1/2 package sweet and 1/2 package hot
  • 2 lb
  • 1 lg
    package sliced mushrooms
  • bay leaves
  • italian seasoning
  • 1 can
    tomato paste
  • 5-6 can
    tomato sauce
  • garlic
  • red wine (she used oliver winery red)
  • baking soda (see notes)
  • 2 lb
  • meatballs, prepared, optional

How To Make spaghetti, dottie

  • 1
    Mince and saute veggies, remove from pan, set aside. Saute meats (take the sausages out of the skins), leaving in rather large pieces. Drain. Return to pan with the veggies. Add tomato paste and sauces. Add garlic and seasonings. Add a splash of the wine. Add baking soda (a teaspoon per 5-6 1 cups servings...this was about 15 servings). Let simmer, covered, in stockpot, several hours.
  • 2
    Put olive oil and real butter in saute pan with a lid. Add in garlic and stir around. Then add in mushrooms, and a splash of the wine. About an hour before serving, add to the sauce.
  • 3
    Make the noodles, drain. Serve with sauce. Top with meatballs if you opted to use them...

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