Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
We love Spaghetti in our house.Â As a kid, I remember growing up with the smell of this sauce simmering on the stove and sneaking a piece ofÂ meat out of the sauce every time I passed by it. (Which I made sure I had to do A LOT). It’s super simple. I make a big batch and freeze or pass to a neighbor or friend as it’s an easy way to give a mom a dinner break for the night.
You will have to forgive me a I’ve been making this blind for years now!Â It’s so simple, there isn’t that much to write about it.
1 lb + ground turkey, beef, or hot Italian sausage (or any combo of this.Â I normally do turkey and sausage mainly because I buy both in bulk at Costco) quantity depends on how “meaty you like it” to me, the more the merrier.
1 medium onion, chopped
4 – 28 oz cans of tomato sauce
2-3 Bay Leaves
2-3 pinches of Italian Seasoning, or Herbs de Provence.Â Whatever you got!
Salt & Pepper to taste
Brown the onions and meat.Â Transfer to a large stock pot.Â Add tomato sauce, bay leaves, Italian seasoning.Â Bring to a boil and then let simmer at least an hour, longer the better.Â Salt & Pepper to taste and continue simmering.
Serve over spaghetti noodles (or worms).
We loved spaghetti sandwiches as kids.Â The spaghetti can be hot or cold, although we preferred (and still make them this way today) cold spaghetti on warm bread.Â Toast and butter (butter is key) 2 slices of bread, scoop the cold spaghetti in and sandwich the second slice on top.Â Makes a GREAT second dinner (or fun lunch for kids).Â Serve with some sliced fruit to make life easy!