Recipe by Lisa H
"This spaghetti sauce is 'secret' because it has loads of onions and carrots 'hidden' in it. My husband and kids love it - I quadruple the recipe every time and freeze the extra in zip-lock bags."
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1 (30 ounce) can
1 (30 ounce) can
ground black pepper
salt to taste
I don’t necessarily think the secret is the onions and carrots, it’s the cinnamon. I’ve made chili with cinnamon before, but never spaghetti sauce. Honestly, I hit the panic button when I first tasted it because the cinnamon was “in your face.” However, once you let the sauce simmer, it blends in well. You certainly still can taste the cinnamon, but it doesn’t dominate. I used mild Italian sausage that I had on hand, so I did add a few red pepper flakes for a little zing, a bit more basil to suit our tastes, and a splash of red wine. IMHO I don’t think there will be any gray area with this recipe, you’ll either like it or dislike it. Fortunately, we liked it. Thanks, Lisa H, this is different but pretty darn good.
Didn't care at all for the brown sugar and cinnamon.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Secret Spaghetti Sauce
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 42
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