I posted this way back when on the weight loss blog but wanted to archive it here.
Originally, I was hesitant to post this idea being the kind of person who makes it a little different each time. If I have fresh ingredients I use them if not, dried works, I don‚~ez_euro~~ez_trade~t really measure anything and I cook it all day on a Saturday or Sunday.
The husband has come to terms with that fact I have published ‚~ez_euro~~ez_oelig~the family secret‚~ez_euro~�. By far this is his absolute favorite dish of mine. Seriously, he can eat pasta with this sauce every day of his life and be happy.
Note: You can skip the meat but I think it adds a lot of flavor to the sauce.
- Package of your favorite turkey sausage and/or meatballs
- 1 ‚~ez_euro~~ez_ldquo~ 28oz large can of crushed tomatoes (I use furmanos)
- 2 ‚~ez_euro~~ez_ldquo~ 15oz cans of petite diced tomatoes
- 2 ‚~ez_euro~~ez_ldquo~ 6oz cans of tomato paste
- About 1-2 tbsp each of garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil, dried parsley
- About 1 tbsp of dried oregano
- 1-3 crushed bay leaves (or you can leave them whole and fish them out later)
- A dash of crushed red and black pepper
- 1 tsp olive oil
In a large pot, brown the sausage with the olive oil over medium heat to get a nice crust.
Add the crushed tomatoes and a full can of water (using the crushed tomato can), 2 cans of diced tomatoes and the 2 cans of paste with 2 paste cans of water.
Add in any meatballs frozen or homemade.
Turn up the heat to high and add all the spices.
Stir and bring to a boil, you should see pinkish red bubbles forming.
Once the bubbles form, lower the temperature to simmer and place the lid on the pot.
Cook all day (about 4-5 hours)! Make sure to stir occasionally!
Note: About halfway through cooking, take the lid off and the sauce will thicken a bit.
I am basing the nutritional information on the approximate number of servings we get out of one pot of sauce. I‚~ez_euro~~ez_trade~ve never weighed the whole batch and sometimes I dilute leftovers with water to ‚~ez_euro~~ez_oelig~stretch it‚~ez_euro~�. Normally we serve around 15 plates of pasta.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|15||1/15 of recipe|
|94||2g||2g||old: 1.5||new: 2|