Tuesday, September 29, 2009

“I Say It’s Homemade” Spaghetti Sauce

1½ lbs. lean ground beef
1 large onion, diced
1 whole bulb of garlic, pressed (or only a few cloves, if you prefer)
Olive oil
Small yellow squash, thinly sliced
Small zucchini, thinly sliced
1 jar of spaghetti sauce (I usually use Ragu)
1 can RoTel tomatoes
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 small can of sliced black olives, drained
¼ c. catsup
½ c. red wine
1 T Italian seasoning (or fresh herbs, if available)
Dash or two of Tabasco
Dash or two of Worscestershire
Bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Brown the ground beef, drain.
2. Sauté onion and garlic in a small amount of olive oil; add squash and zucchini and cook for just a few minutes.
3. In a large pot, combine all ingredients.
4. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Cook for at least 45 minutes, better if simmered for at least 1½ hours.

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