Spaghetti Sauce - Gourmet and Easy

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Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
3 hrs

This recipe makes a large batch of sauce and was created with lots of leftovers in mind. I like to freeze single servings of just the sauce in ziploc bags for use at later date. Defrost frozen bags of sauce in hot water bath, serve over fresh noodles.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 5 -6 large tomatoes (well ripened, darker red and juicy)
  • 1 (18 ounce) can stewed tomatoes (i use aylmer stewed tomatoes with chili seasoning)
  • 1 (20 ounce) bottle pasta sauce
  • 5 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili seasoning mix (if stewed tomatos aren't pre-seasoned with it already)
  • 34 teaspoon red hot pepper sauce (i use grace very hot brand)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 14 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 5 cups water

Directions

  1. add all ingredients to pot, simmer on low-medium heat (lower the temperature as consistency thickens to prevent burning) for 3 hours or until desired consistency (longer is better).
  2. Stir occasionally, more often as sauce thickens.
  3. if water evaporates too fast, add more and reduce.