Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

Dave's Garden Cookbook: classic spaghetti sauce

The 2001 Dave's Garden Cookbook

classic spaghetti sauce

By pebble

Category: Casseroles

  Ingredients  
1 pound ground beef
2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
1 large onion, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 green bell peppers, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
15 fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 carrots, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
5 tablespoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
4 bay leaves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound spaghetti
parmesan cheese to taste

  Instructions  
In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat until no longer pink; cut up any remaining chunks of beef and reserve.
In a large saucepan, combine whole tomatoes and paste; mash until smooth. Cover and heat on low.
In a large skillet over medium heat, quickly sear onion and celery until transparent; add to tomato sauce in saucepan, also add the carrots and zucchini to tomato sauce. In same skillet, saute bell peppers and mushrooms for a few minutes, but do not allow them to become soft; add to tomato sauce.
Add Italian seasoning, dried red pepper flakes, bay leaves, basil and garlic to tomato sauce; add beef and mix. I like to add some parmesan cheese to the simmering process. Remove cover, simmer over low heat and continue to simmer all day, stirring occasionally.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Add sauce to pasta; serve.

  Extra Notes  
you can do this in the crock pot and let it cook all day.


» Click here to print this recipe


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America