Friday, June 1, 2012

Pasta Sauce

I'm making baked mostaccioli today. No pics cause it's not ready yet. Here is my basic pasta sauce recipe. I use ground beef or italian sausage depending on what dish I am making. I also tweak it for shrimp and grits. The house smells yummy!


  • 1 # of beef or italian sausage
  • 1/2 vidalia [or yellow] onion, diced
  • 2 TBS minced garlic [jar]
  • 2 large cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 regular can of diced tomatoes [no salt]
  • 2 TBS basil [dried]
  • 2 TBS oregano [dried]
  • 1/2 TSP black pepper
  • 1 TSP onion powder
  • 3 TBS sugar
  • 2 TBS tomato paste

Cook the beef [or sausage] with the onion and garlic.
Drain fat.
Add the tomatoes, paste and spices.
Simmer on low for an hour or two.

Canned tomatoes may differ in acidity, adjust sugar to taste.
Dried spices differ by brand and age, adjust to taste.



  1. I'm going to try this sauce. Thanks!

    1. So yummy...I like it with the sausage best. I simmered mine 3 hours on lowest of low. Made Baked Mostaccioli...which I will post this coming week.


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