Who doesn’t love spagetti? It is a staple meal in my house because I can make it fairly quickly and it stores really well. Sure, you can buy those pre-made sauces at the grocery store for a buck or so when they are on sale, but they taste like crap when compared to making your own sauce. Even better —> when summer is here, grab your own tomatoes from the market and really make your own sauce.
Hint on how to store: use ziploc bags. Put a decent amount of scoopage in the bag, and store in the freezer. To defrost simply put the bag in some lukewarm water. Done and Done
My Standard Spaghetti Sauce
1 Can of diced tomatoes
1 Can of crushed tomatoes
1 Can of tomato paste
Whatever veggies you like: I enjoy mushrooms, zucchini and green peppers in mine.
Beef (you can make it vegetarian by using a meat substitution or adding more veg/you can also use ground turkey)
Basil (preferrably fresh…but not necessary)
Salt and Pepper
1. Chop your veggies in a constancy that you like.
2. In a large pot, put in your beef, onion and garlic
3. When the beef has been browned, drain off the excess oil
4. Put in your assorted veg for a few minutes (~5 minutes)
5. Drain your diced tomatoes. Put the diced, crushed and pasted tomatoes in your pot
6. Add the oregano and basil, along with some salt and pepper. You really do need to add salt as it does bring out the tomato flavour
7. Cook for about 10 minutes and you are done!
It doesn’t get any easier than this. You know exactly what in going into your sauce: no preservatives and you can limit your sodium intake! You don’t need to be a master chef to make a healthy meal…