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What is in your spaghetti sauce?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sled_dog, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I'm making myself a nice Spaghetti dinner tonight. Here is the plan for the sauce:

    -wet minced garlic
    -minced onion
    -oregano
    -1 lbs of ground beef
    -ragu traditional tomato sauce

    Any thoughts?

    This is my last weekend on my own(moving back to Eastern PA on Friday), so I'm gonna spoil myself food wise.
     
  2. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    You need some basil.

    Here is mine for this time of year (garden is done):

    Large can of crushed tomatoes
    1/2 glass of whatever red wine I have open
    Couple cloves of garlic, minced
    Handful of oil cured black olives, pitted & chopped
    Bunch of basil leaves, chopped
    1/2 small white onion chopped
    1/2 a green-pepper, chopped
    Spoonful of dried oregano
    Small carrot, minced
    Some fresh baby portabella mushrooms
    A little crushed red pepper
    Finish it off with some fresh parmesan cheese,
    and the par-cooked meat of your choice

    Simmer until you think its done
     
  3. sled_dog

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    red wine and mushrooms sound good. Rest isn't me(well aside from the stuff I already have listed that you also do).
     
  4. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I bulk hot italian sausage instead of ground beef, in my case venison italian sausage. Yummmmmm..........
     
  5. unclematty

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    Once at the state pen, one of the inmates dumped a sandwich bag of his own sh!t in the spegetti sauce, the guards found out about it a day later, many inmates and a few guards came down with Hepatitus A from that little stunt. two days later the ****tinchef was found dead in the laundry room. The prison authorities never acknowledged it because that would open them up to lawsuits, plausible deniability!

    needless to say I'll never eat spegetti sauce again don't care who makes it. I'll take the parmasaen thanks!:rolleyes:
     
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    Sautee the garlic in olive oil, then throw it in. Might want to do that to the onion as well.

    Also try :
    Sage
    Rosemary
    Crushed Red Pepper (not too much)
     
  7. Cricket

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    You'll want to be putting a lot of parmesan on that one. A whole garlic clove wouldn't hurt either.
     
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    We use 1lb ground beef, minced garlic, dried onion, basil, oregano, mushrooms, olives (also known as **** ornaments), ground black pepper, 1 jar Prego mushroom spaghetti sauce, parmessan cheese, and 1/2 beer of your choice. We also always pre-mix our noodles with our sauce prior to serving usuall noodle is penne or shells as they tend to "hold" the sauce bette than a flat noodle.

    Ira
     
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    im lazy, just put some ketchup on it.
     
  10. 84gmcjimmy

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    hot sauce, diced hot peppers, onions, garlic, oregano, hot spice concentrate spice, and some other chit. :eek1:
     
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    the secret to a good sauce is a moderate amount of brown sugar to help offset the acidity of the tomatoes.
     
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    sauce,,

    Not exatly spagetti sauce ,,,but very good !!!
    makes a lot !!!



    Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli


    Ingredients:
    3 tsp. Oil
    2 lb. Ground beef
    12 oz. Onion; chopped
    14 oz. Carrots; slivered
    14 oz. Celery; diced
    48 oz. Tomatoes; canned, diced
    2 C. Red Kidney beans
    2 C White kidney beans
    88 oz. Beef stock
    3 tsp. Oregano
    2 1/2 tsp. Pepper
    5 tsp. Parsley; (fresh chopped)
    1 1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce
    48 oz. Spaghetti sauce
    8 oz. dry pasta Shell macaroni; or other pasta

    Preparation Instructions:
    Saute beef in oil in large 10-qt. pot until beef starts to brown. Add onions, carrots, celery and tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes. Drain and rinse beans and add to the pot. Also add beef stock, oregano, pepper, Tabasco, spaghetti sauce, and noodles. Simmer until celery and carrots are tender, about 45 minutes. Makes 9 qts. of soup! **Just cut the recipe in 1/2 for smaller family needs!
     
  13. sled_dog

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    I was tempted to try making something besides tomato based sauce and get some ziti or penne, but I will save that experiment for when I get home.
     
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    My wife makes... not sure what all she puts in it but I know it's got a tomato sauce base and taco seasoning in it :yum:
     
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    I dice up squash and add it to mine along with the shrooms, garlic, sweet italian sausage and onions
     
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    Taco Seasoning sounds interesting. Different flavor. Have to try that sometime. I was kind of thinking Tony Chachere's would be a good option, nice spicy spaghetti. But Again, don't care to try that right now.
     
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    mmm, made it, so very good.

    I browned a lb of beef. Sauteed a teaspoon or two of minced onions, minced garlic, and oregano. Put the sauce in the meat(after draining of course), and threw in the sauteed mixture. Added a little extra of each of the ingredients straight to the sauce. It is SO good. Very happy I tried this :D Oh threw in some salt and pepper for a little good measure.
     
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    She just made it tonight and I asked her what all she puts in it.

    1lb ground beef
    1/2 Onion
    1 Can tomato sauce
    1 Packet of taco seasoning
    1 Packet of spaghetti seasoning
    1 can diced tomatoes (I don't like canned tomatoes though)
    1 small can black olives

    Brown hamburger with onion. Add rest of ingredients. Simmer for 15 minutes to let flavors blend.

    Pour over spaghetti and top with salt & pepper & grated parmesean cheese.

    It makes a really thick meaty sauce and it's so yummy :D
     

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