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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
Do You Have......
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Fri, 01-11-2013 - 10:34pm

Do you have a favorite spaghetti sauce recipe that use all the time?   Or are you like me in that you just make it up as you go along and it's really not the same twice?

Care to share?  Please do.Smileycons!

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Registered: 03-22-2000
Sat, 01-12-2013 - 6:50pm

I tend to make it up as I go along. I do like to start with onions of course, then I tend to add celery and carrot. Cook that up a little and add the ground meat if I'm going carnivore. If I have some peppers fresh or frozen those tend to get added. And I like to use canned tomatoes. I add a third to half a can of chopped tomatoes and then use my stick blender to puree the rest. I keep some tomato paste rolled in plastic wrap in the freezer and if I need to thicken the sauce I just cut off a chunck.   Can't forget the seasonings, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme and rosemary, usually all dried. For things llike this I tend to measure by dumping on my palm till it looks like I have the right amount. Never the same but always good. Once on my plate I add dried chili peppers because husband can't handle them

 

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
Sun, 01-13-2013 - 2:56pm

Sometimes if I have it I will add shredded veggies.  Finely shredded so you hardly know they are there.  Good way to get ds to eat some vegetables, altho he does eat veggies in soups and stews which I also make alot during the winter.
I don't think I have ever followed a recipe for spaghetti sauce, nor for chili either.

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Sun, 01-13-2013 - 10:16pm

No real recipe, more just a formula.  Canned tomatoes, paste if I need it, onion, garlic, celery, peppers, herbs...and it works!


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