THE BEST SPAGHETTI (WITH MEAT) SAUCE IN THE WORLD

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Jamie Tarence

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@family_savvy

I'm thrilled to share my signature spaghetti sauce recipe with you! This recipe calls for a slow cooker, which is indispensable for achieving the excellent texture, flavor, and complexity. I’ve tweaked and perfected the recipe over decades~it's off the charts delicious and so easy to make!

A batch of this hearty, savory sauce is always in my freezer. I can pull it out and reheat it for unexpected company or take it to someone who needs a meal. It tastes “just made” even after being in the freezer for a few months.
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xoxo~Jamie

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Serves:
12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
7 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1
    link, hot italian sausage (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1
    onion, chopped (or one cup frozen)
  • 1/2 c
    bell pepper, fresh or frozen
  • 5-6 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 can(s)
    (6 oz) tomato paste
  • ·
    3/4 - 1 c water (half water, half wine is also good)
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    1/4 - 1/2 c freshly grated parmesan
  • 1 jar(s)
    (24 oz) spaghetti sauce (i use bertolli tomato basil)

How to Make THE BEST SPAGHETTI (WITH MEAT) SAUCE IN THE WORLD

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat a small amount of extra virgin olive oil in skillet.
  2. Begin browning meat on medium heat; crumble meat into small pieces so there are no chunks.
  3. Add onions and bell pepper as meat begins to brown.
  4. Pour off liquid when it gets heavy so that meat will brown rather than braise.
  5. Add garlic; continue cooking until meat is fully browned. Pour off remaining fat.
  6. Sprinkle meat with Worcestershire and salt & pepper to taste.
  7. Mix in tomato sauce, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes.
  8. Add seasonings--chili powder, brown sugar, basil, oregano, thyme, and bay leaf--and parmesan cheese.
  9. Cook in slow cooker on low, for 6-7 hours. (I’ve tried this recipe on the stovetop, and it never turns out the same. Low and slow are the way to go with this yummy sauce!)
  10. I most often serve this spaghetti sauce with pasta (and spaghetti squash pasta for low-carb friends), Johnny's Great Caesar Garlic Bread and Easy Peasy Baby Bleu Salad for the Best.Meal.Ever!
  11. To freeze: Make the recipe as written but omit the jarred spaghetti sauce and parmesan cheese. Allow sauce to cool for 30 minutes before transferring to a freezer gallon ziploc bag. Remove as much air from bag as possible, label and date the item, and place in the freezer.

    To prepare from frozen: Thaw sauce or defrost, placing into a slow cooker. Add the jar of spaghetti sauce and freshly grated parmesan cheese. Cook on low, 6-7 hours.

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About THE BEST SPAGHETTI (WITH MEAT) SAUCE IN THE WORLD

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy



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