Here is my favourite recipe for spaghetti sauce. I substitute pasta noodles for spaghetti squash for my plate. The rest of the gang prefers pasta noodles. I always double this & freeze, it makes a lot!!
2-3 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, chopped
1 head garlic, minced
2 lbs of ground meat (chicken, turkey, beef)
1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp paprika
2 (28oz) cans tomato sauce
2 (28oz) cans tomato puree
2 tbsp dried basil
2 bay leaves, cracked
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
6 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 cup of red wine
Heat a large stockpot on medium heat.
Add the olive oil & onions. Saute until the onions are translucent, about 7-10 minutes.
Add the garlic & saute 1-2 minutes longer.
Add the ground beef & sauté until brown.
Season the meat with about 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper & the paprika.
Add all 5 cans of tomatoes.
Add 1 tbsp salt, 2 tsp pepper, the basil, bay leaves, cayenne, parsley, oregano & red wine.
Stir until all ingredients until well combined.
Bring to a low boil then lower heat & simmer 1-4 hours. The sauce will be ready in 1 hour but tastes better the longer you simmer it.
Makes about 4 quarts.