"This sauce is great alone, or add more spices and some beans (etc.) for chili, the options are endless!" — MAPLEGROVE
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lean ground beef
lean ground pork
onion, chopped, divided
garlic, minced, divided
green bell pepper, chopped
red bell pepper, chopped
4 (29 ounce) cans
1 (4.5 ounce) can
dried basil leaves, crushed
dried oregano, crushed
red pepper flakes
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
I have used this a number of times over the years. Depending upon what I use it for, I tweak it. For spaghetti, I add 1/2 lb of Italian sausage and 1 cup red wine, nixing the red pepper flakes. For sloppy joes, I make it a bit soupier, not cooking it down so much. For chili, I add back in the pepper flakes and add toasted chilis and chili powder. It uses are as limitless as your imagination.
Gonna be generous and go with 5 stars. Ok, here we go: first of all, the taste is great. I have some comments, why does the recipe state to divide the onions and garlic? I can't see what you do with them later that would require dividing them. Also, I like to have diced tomatoes in my sauce (personal preference) so I wish that this was different. I think that a large onion should be specified. I think the red pepper flakes were maybe a bit much for this sauce. Overall though, great recipe and yes, very versatile! Easily customizable to suit the individual; spices can be tweaked. This recipe has been out there since 2002 and only 2 reviews..... why??? Great recipe that needs to get more exposure.
I cut the recipe in half and add less red pepper flakes and it makes the BEST spaghetti sauce I've ever had. Plus I still have enough to freeze for another meal. Yummy!
Love this sauce it is so easy! I used it for spaghetti, but I cut down on the tomato sauce to 1 29 oz. can. I like my sauces more thick. The amount was perfect for one pound of pasta. I did use 1 tablespoon of crused red pepper flakes and will cut that amount back to 1 tsp next time.
Tastes just like spaghetti sauce should.
i found it to be versitile, and i could freeze any leftovers for another day. i have made sloppy joes with this one and it is quickly becoming a family favourite.
I have used this sauce a lot for spaghetti, sloppy joes, you name it. I love it!!! Thanks for posting it! Cara
Very good. Loved this sauce. I added a pinch of sugar to combat the acid and used ground sweet Italian sausage but other then that I changed nothing. Yummy good.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 147
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