Thursday, June 5, 2008

Spaghetti Sauce

I am on a quest to find the best and easiest homemade spaghetti sauce. This recipe is currently holding the #1 spot.

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 garlic gloves, minced
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (14.5) can diced tomatoes
3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon sugar

Cook the oil and garlic in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until fragrant but not browned, about 2 minutes. Stir in the crushed and diced tomatoes with their juice. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
Stir in the basil and sugar. Season with salt to taste.
This makes about 4 cups which is more than my small family needs for one meal so I freeze whatever we don't use into smaller portions to be used later.


Dianna said...

That looks similar to my favorite recipe. The only changes I make are to add the juice of the lemon and sometimes capers.

Stephanie said...

Hi, came across your blog through your comment on another food blog. I think we've got a lot in common - I'm also a SAHM and I love Jane Austen. :-)

I love spaghetti sauce, but can never quite make it right. I'll definitely give this recipe a try, it looks deliciously promising!