Monday, January 17, 2011

Mona's Spaghetti

This is a recipe from my mother in law and wife cooked this the other day and it was very good with a salad and bread.

1 lb beef or can use chicken,smoke sausage, meat balls.
1 onion chopped or 1 cup to 1 1/2 cup
1 cup celery
1/2 cup bell pepper
1 can stewed tomatoes
1/2 can tomato paste
3 large garlic cloves chopped
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire
2 bay leaves
1/2 tablespoon oregano
1 can broth use beef with sausage, meatballs and beef ,,,,,chicken broth with chicken
one can mushrooms or fresh.
Cook spaghetti to directions

brown meat and set aside
in pot use about 2 - 4 Tablespoons of olive oil and sweat onions till clear, add celery and bell pepper.
Add can of tomatoes (we used can of stewed tomatoes with garlic and basil), mushrooms.
add tomato paste, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper, oregano and bay leaves and broth and meat.
If it looks like you need some water add. bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer and let cook at least an one hour. The longer it cooks the more concentrated the sauce becomes.

1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

Pasta is right up there with rice at our house.

Sounds very good. Never thought of adding worchestershire. But, would have to leave out the bell pepper. I hate them.

We've taken to adding a small can of anchovies to our spaghetti sauce. It gives it a richer flavor and it's not fishy. More salty.