Nikki's Spaghetti Sauce
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- Ready In:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1⁄3 cup onion, chopped
- salt and pepper
- 4 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Italian spices
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1⁄4 cup water (optional)
- Brown beef with onions, season with salt and pepper to taste; drain off any fat.
- Add remaining ingredients (water is optional depending on the thickness you prefer).
- Simmer a minimum of 30 minutes.
- Serve over pasta noodles of any kind.
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Considerably different from the sauces I usually make, but that's not a problem, since we both do like variety! I did, however, cut the sugar back to just 1/4 cup & didn't add any water since we usually like our sauces thick! Served enough for the 2 of us & hen packaged the rest of it in 2-serving portions for the freezer! Great sauce, we thought! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Stars Tag]
This is different from most of the spaghetti sauces that I make. I usually make thick ones that are more meat than tomato sauce! This was a nice change and my family enjoyed the sweetness of it. Served with spaghetti and some freshly grated parmesan. Made for Went to the Market tag. Thanks AZPARZYCH! :)
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Great spaghetti sauce that reminds me of the sauce that my Mom made, minus the chopped tomatoes and added sugar. I made this using meatballs instead of browning the meat and onions but then followed the recipe except for I only used 1/4 of the amount of sugar (2 tbsps). I didn't add the optional water, and that was a nice thickness for the sauce for our tastes. Made for PAC Fall 09.
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