Best Spaghetti Sauce Ever~Better than Prego!

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Best Spaghetti Sauce EVER! Better than Prego

The Best Spaghetti Sauce EVER! Better than Prego

If you are new on your homesteading or healthy-eating journey, one of the challenges you may be facing is finding recipes that taste as good as the ones you are used to buying from the store, this was my challenge when finding a Spaghetti Sauce recipe my family would love.
When it comes to Spaghetti Sauce, there are three types of people in this world #1- The kind who like moms #2 Ragu people (we don’t associate with them much) and then there is the rest of us #3 and the best store bought Spaghetti Sauce-Prego.
The Prego people like a thick, hearty tasting sauce that is not too sweet or too acidic with a full flavor that pleases the pallet.
Finding and creating a recipe that would rival any Prego sauce became a several year challenge for me, but I do like a good challenge. After many, many, sacrificial tomatoes my family finally gave me the winning ribbon and I have been making this sauce ever since.

Best Spaghetti Sauce Ever

The key to making this recipe the best it can possible be is to use fresh ingredients; picking the ingredients right before using ensures peak ripeness for optimal flavor. I make about 6-8 batches of my sauce to last us all through the winter when tomatoes are out of season and store it by canning or freezing.

Ingredients for the Best Spaghetti Sauce EVER

3 tbs Olive Oil

4-6 Garlic Cloves- minced

1 large Onion- Diced

2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Basil

2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Parsley

2 Tbps Fresh Chopped Oregano

1 tsp black pepper

1 Bay Leaf

2 tsp Salt

7 Cups Fresh Diced Tomatoes

28 oz Tomato Paste

28 oz tomato sauce

1/4 cup sugar + 2 Tbsp

1 Large Diced Bell Pepper

 

Best Spaghetti Sauce EVER! Better than Prego

Directions for the Best Spaghetti Sauce EVER

  1. Pour olive oil to a big 8 qt Stock Pot and turn on low heat.
  2. Add peppers, onions, salt and pepper to oil. Cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except bay leaf.
  4. Puree with emulsion blender for 2 mins on high speed until you get a spaghetti sauce consistency
  5. Add bay leaf and simmer on low heat for 30 mins stirring occasionally.
  6. You can serve right away or process for storage by canning or freezing.

This recipe makes 2 full quarts and one full pint.

Homemade Spaghetti is perfect for gift-giving. Add a jar of homemade sauce to a basket with pasta and a wooden spoon.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tbs Olive Oil
  • 4-6 Garlic Cloves- minced
  • 1 large Onion- Diced
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Basil
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Parsley
  • 2 Tbps Fresh Chopped Oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 7 Cups Fresh Diced Tomatoes
  • 28 oz Tomato Paste
  • 28 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar + 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Large Diced Bell Pepper

Instructions

  1. Pour olive oil to a big 8 qt Stock Pot and turn on low heat
  2. Add peppers, onions, salt and pepper. Cook until onions are translucent
  3. Add remaining ingredients except bay leaf
  4. Puree with emulsion blender for 2 mins on high speed until you get a spaghetti sauce consistency
  5. Add bay leaf and simmer on low heat for 30 mins stirring occasionally.
  6. You can serve right away or process for storage by canning or freezing.
  7. This recipe makes 2 full quarts and one full pint.
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