Recipe: My Mom's Spaghetti Sauce

My mom's a great cook. Growing up we ate a lot of Korean food but she also cooked some American standbys like sloppy-joes and spaghetti. I knew I'm biased, but I've always really liked her spaghetti sauce. I have no idea how authentic it is as Italian food goes, but it's chunky and substantial and full of vegetable and meaty goodness.

The vegetables and meat before the tomatoes are added.

The recipe as I'm including it here makes enough to feed 20+ people. Earlier this week I made a batch of this sauce to take over to a couple families that just had new babies (FOUR babies were born in my ward, or church congregation, in the last three weeks. Crazy!) Even after giving away most of it we still had enough left over for our own dinner and probably two more meals of leftovers.

So basically what I'm saying is that you should halve this recipe unless you have to feed an army (or want to have enough frozen sauce to fill half your freezer).

Recipe: Faith's Mom's Spaghetti Sauce

  1. Brown beef; drain off grease.
  2. Add onion, red and green peppers, mushrooms and celery. Saute, stirring, until softened.
  3. Add garlic and salt.
  4. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and spices and sugar. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  5. Stirring, bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer on med-low or low heat for 30-40 minutes. (Sauce will be very thick; make sure it's not burning on the bottom. You can add a little water if you want to thin it out.)
  6. Serve over pasta; preferably with some garlic bread for sopping up any leftover saucy goodness.

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