Drink from the Bowl Spaghetti Sauce

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Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
2 hrs

One of my favorite and most comforting things to make is homemade spaghetti sauce. I have been tinkering with my sauce for years now and I think I have perfected it. This sauce is perfect by itself, great with meatballs and delicious over pasta. It can be frozen and defrosted for a quick, weeknight meal. Enjoy!

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Directions

  1. Heat EVOO in pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Sprinkle red pepper flakes and move pot to distribute the oil evenly for 1 minute.
  3. Add onion and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  5. Add any extra veggies or continue on to step 6.
  6. Add the next 11 ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  7. Let sauce come to a boil and stir in the red wine.
  8. Lower heat and allow to simmer for 1-2 hours.
  9. Make sure to stir every 15-20 minutes to prevent the sauce from burning on the bottom of the pan.
  10. OPTIONAL: Can add uncooked meatballs to simmering sauce, just make sure to simmer for at least 45 minutes to an hour.
  11. Enjoy :).
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I almost never make sauce on the stovetop because it requires such a long simmering time and I have young toddlers that often distract me from watching it closely. But I had everything on hand for this one and decided to try it. I still think I prefer my own sauce recipe, simmering in the crockpot, but this one was very good. I did simmer meatballs in it (though they were precooked) to satisfy my carnivores. :) I used just 2 c. of water and simmered 1 1/2 hours, otherwise, I made exactly as directed. Made for PAC Spring '11.