Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Once I discovered how good homemade spaghetti sauce is, it was really hard for me to go back to the store bought kind. I have nothing against buying it at the store and I have no doubt that there will be times when I grab a jar or two of it to save some time and energy in the kitchen. But, wow, if I have the time and ingredients to make my own, it is just so good.

Spaghetti sauce is one of those recipes that doesn't have to be super involved in order to be completely delicious. Consequently, it can also invoke a lot of "Mmmmms" and "I love this, Mom!" from around the table at dinner time. It's really nice to hear how much your family enjoys something that you made.

When I first got married, I quickly found out from my husband that spaghetti sauce just isn't sauce without meat in it. I have to agree that it really beefs the recipe up a bit. :) Whether your grain free or not, this is awesome-sauce and can easily be served over regular spaghetti noodles or spaghetti squash.

Here's What You Need:

1 T Oregano
1 T Basil
2 T Sea Salt
2 onions, chopped
5 cloves garlic
3 c. water
2 cans stewed tomatoes
3 cans tomato paste
2 lbs ground beef (browned and crumbled)

Step 1: Brown Ground Beef

Step 2: While your meat is cooking, add the remaining ingredients to a large stock pot. (I like to use a garlic press for my cloves rather than cutting them by hand.) Bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes.

Step 3: When your beef is browned, crumble and add to the stock pot.

Step 4: Serve over spaghetti noodles or spaghetti squash.

Even with our family of 6, this recipe is enough to freeze some sauce for later. I LOVE freezing leftovers because it practically gives me a night off a few weeks later.

I hope you love this sauce as much as we do!

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