Sera’s Spaghetti Sauce

Modified from The Peace Corps Namibia Cook Book

 

Ingredients:

·        Pasta noodles (1 package 16 oz regular spaghetti or slightly less)

 

·        ½ to 1lb ground beef (or make meatballs, or go meatless)

·        1 onion, chopped

·        1 tbls minced garlic

 

·        14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes (can be Italian flavored)

·        8 oz. can of tomato sauce

·        6 oz. can tomato paste

·        1 tbls wine (optional)

·        1 tbls honey

·        2 tsp basil

·        1 tsp oregano

·        1 tsp thyme

·        1 tsp salt

·        ¼ tsp black pepper

·        1/8 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)

 

optional additions:

·        chopped or sliced black olives, 1 package cooked and drained spinach, chopped green bell pepper

 

Directions make in a deep saucepan

1.     Start a large pot of water boiling.  Pasta noodles can be cooking while you make the sauce.

2.     brown ground beef; remove from pot

3.     in the beef drippings, sauté onions and garlic

4.     add the rest of the ingredients

5.     grind up to make a smooth sauce (hand held blender is best, but you can put it in a blender)

6.     Add ground beef back into the smooth sauce, simmer until noodles are ready.