Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Simple Home-cooked Spaghetti Sauce

home-made spaghetti sauce

It’s like a trend at my place, each approaching Christmas I make a nice home-made spaghetti sauce and store it for further use. I guess for any Italian kitchen, all you need is a worthy tomato sauce. This spaghetti sauce is versatile and can be used in almost anything you are cooking. It not just add that tangy flavors to that dish but make it super scrumptious.
With crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, chopped garlic, onion bell pepper and fresh herbs believe me, you’ll be making this recipe all around the year. You can use this sauce in spaghetti and meat ball recipes. Simply cook some chicken or beef meatballs with ground beef add cooked spaghetti or cooked pasta and top this with spaghetti sauce and sprinkle some grated cheese. Yum simple and easy dinner recipe that gets cooked in just few minutes.
Store in a jar and put it in a refrigerator and use it whenever you want. In few spaghetti sauce they also add minced meat or beef but I am keeping it vegetarian so that I can use this even on Meatless Mondays. You can make a spaghetti sauce even in slow cooker too but I will suggest use slow cooker when you are cooking it with beef, otherwise tomatoes are too tender and can be cooked in skillet pan or saucepan easily. 

Nevertheless, let’s jot down the recipe –
This recipe can make up to 10 cups 
Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients –
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3-4 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 ½ medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 small bunch of fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper and salt (or to taste)
  • ½ red paprika powder (optional)  
Method – 
  1. In a large pot or saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic till it fragrances. Now add onion, and green pepper and sauté it for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onion and pepper are tender and turned translucent and pink in color, stirring frequently.
  2. At the end, add all the remaining ingredients and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, or until the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.
This sauce can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 1 week or so. Use this amazing sauce in many Italian recipes. You can also try easy chicken recipe with this; simply season chicken breasts with salt, pepper and lemon juice. And now in a skillet pan add butter and fry these seasoned chicken breast and once it’s almost cooked add the spaghetti sauce and cook it for 2 minutes more. And the recipe is ready to serve. I hope you will like the recipe. If you have any query or suggestions you can write to me. Enjoy! 

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