Thursday, April 1, 2010

The McKenna Family's Spaghetti Meat Sauce

The McKenna Family's Spaghetti Meat Sauce 
a.k.a. "Special Sauce"
(as dubbed by Logan's mom when they were little)

This is an easy and yummy homemade spaghetti sauce.  It makes a LOT!  I doubled it last week and fed two couples that we had over for dinner (on two different nights!) and still had leftovers.  It freezes well.  Some of my friends sneak pureed veggies (broccoli, carrots, zucchini, etc.) into their spaghetti sauce to trick their kiddos into eating more veggies, and they say they can't even taste them.  I've never tried it, but it seems like a good idea and something you could definitely do with this recipe.

1 1/4 pounds ground beef
1 onion, diced
several Teaspoons olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic
2 cans tomato paste (short and skinny can)
2 cans tomato sauce (short and fat can)
2 cans diced tomatoes (regular sized can)
   To taste:

1.  Brown meat, drain.
2.  Throw in olive oil and onion (with meat) and cook until onion is soft.
3.  Add garlic and cook for 15 seconds (ONLY IF USING FRESH GARLIC, otherwise add garlic later with other spices).
4.  Add all tomatoes.
5.  Add spices.
6.  Bring to a boil.
7.  Simmer 1+ hours.

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