Fantastic sauce! Will definitely make this again. Thanks!
Very simple and very, very good!
We made this recipe exact. I personally didn't care for the amount of heat that I had gotten from the red pepper flakes. Maybe we should have cut it in half. I didn't get much tomato flavor, probably could have used a better tomato paste. I also feel that the spices didn't add much to the sauce either, but may be better added towards the end to enhance the flavor a bit. We are keeping this recipe to have fun experimenting with. And one last note, when using fresh mushrooms you certainly don't need a whole 8 oz. I would suggest a bit less than half. 8 oz. canned would probably be okay. Thanks for posting Maine-iac!!
Great sauce, it takes a while to make but it is worth the wait. I didn't put a green pepper in because the peppers at the supermarket didn't really look good to me but I will put them in next time.
VERY GOOD. Try using red bell pepper in place of the green pepper for a slight variation.
I made this last week and it was exactly what I was looking for in taste. Excellent flavor! I really love red wine added in spaghetti sauces. The only different thing I did was to put the can of diced tomatoes in the blender first to smooth them out a bit as I have a daughter who's not crazy about chunky tomatos in things. I also added 1 pound of lean ground beef to make a meat sauce. This would be great to make a double batch and freeze ahead. Pam
I just made my second batch of this GREAT SAUCE. the first was as shown, the second was quadrupled. It freezes and thawes without loss of appearance or flavor. I fill sandwich sized zip lock bags, each holds 2 servings. When frozen. I place the bags into a larger bag that is labeled and dated. It's nice to have a freezer full of good stuff for quick meals or unexpected company.Thanx for sharing this great recipe. Pierre
Very good sauce that I will make again and again. Definately printer worthy! Thanks!
I doubled this recipe, which called for a lot of the WINE, but it simmered down nicely. I then added water to thin it some. Added some frozen Italian meatballs, and served 6 people easily (over whole wheat spaghetti noodles) with 2-3 servings left. I added fresh cracked pepper & 2 pinches of kosher salt, and I had to add a bit more sugar b/c my canned tomatoes were a bit bitter. Oh, I left out the green peppers b/c I didn't have any! Thanks :)
This cooks a long time, but the time to put it together is minimal. It is very good. I made the whole recipe and there is only my husband and me so I froze the leftovers. I'll be curious to see how it tastes reheated.