My family is somewhat picky about spaghetti sauce. In fact, we only buy one particular brand. When we purchase the “family size” container, it is just enough for one meal and costs over $4.00.
In an effort to trim our ever-growing grocery budget, I decided it was time to start making homemade spaghetti sauce. This version is my favorite so far. Using a commercial-size can of tomato sauce, I can make enough spaghetti sauce for two meals for our family for about $5.00. And it’s delicious, too!
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1/4 c. oil
- 1 T. parsley
- 1 T. oregano
- 1 T. basil
- 1 T. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 1 #10 can tomato sauce
- 1 (12 oz.) can tomato paste
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- Saute onion and green pepper in oil until translucent; remove from heat. Add seasonings; allow to sit for 10-15 minutes for flavors to blend.
- Combine tomato sauce, tomato paste, and brown sugar in large pot. Add vegetable/seasoning mixture; stir until combined. Simmer for 1-2 hours.
- (Alternatively, this sauce could be cooked in a slow cooker for about 4 hours on low heat.)
- Allow to cool completely. Freeze as desired.