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Nona's Spaghetti Sauce
1 medium onion
2-3 pounds ground beef
2 pounds Italian sausage (not links)
2-3 cloves chopped garlic
3-4 small cans chopped mushrooms
Fry the above ingredients in a 12-quart stockpot.
6 (29 ounce) cans tomato sauce
2 (12 ounce) cans tomato paste
2-1/2 (12 ounce) cans water
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon allspice
4 bay leaves
2-1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper
Stir all the ingredients together. Once the sauce is boiling, sprinkle two teaspoons of baking soda over the top and let bubble, stirring in.
Let sauce simmer at least 4 hours covered.
Makes 8-9 quarts.
* I didn't have a 12-quart stockpot so used two smaller stockpots, an 8-quart one and a 6-quart one.
The simmering sauce made my house smell wonderful, and I now have one quart of spaghetti sauce to use in my lasagna tonight and 8 quarts to store in the freezer for future meals.
A wonderful way to spend a Snow Day!
This is actually the first time I've ever made spaghetti sauce! Even though I make many things from scratch, I usually just buy my sauce already prepared from the grocery store. Do you have a special spaghetti sauce recipe or do you just buy the sauce in a jar? Inquiring minds want to know!
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