Monday, October 10, 2011

Gayle's InFamous Spaghetti Sauce

Well, I am so sorry for the delay in my posting again.  Just busy, busy!  I was in Texas for my high school reunion this weekend and had SOOOO much fun. Loved seeing all of my old classmates and reminiscing!  Loved it!

This recipe for spaghetti sauce comes from a preschool teacher friend.  I made it the night before I left for TEXAS and my girls loved it. Our preschool staff does a Secret Sister gift exchange during Christmas, and I always have such fun with it.  Gayle had my name this past Christmas.  Knowing that I love recipes and enjoy cooking, Gayle made this darling scrapbook for me with some of her family favorites.  I have so enjoyed it. I plan to still post a few recipes from her nice album over the next months. Gayle is very crafty and a wonderful preschool teacher.

Gayle's spaghetti sauce is easy and yummy. My girls loved it because Gayle puts sugar in her sauce. My hubby doesn't usually like sweet sauce but he enjoyed it as well.  Gayle suggests 1/3 cup sugar.  I only put a 1/4 in when I made it and we still loved it.



Gayle's Infamous Spaghetti Sauce

1 lb hamburger, cooked and drained ( can substitute Italian frozen meatballs)
chopped onion
1 ( 15 oz) can Hunt's tomato sauce
1 ( 6oz) can Hunt's tomato paste plus 1 can water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 clove minced garlic (or 1 tsp garlic salt or powder)
1/2 tsp basil
1/4 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 "shakes" Tabasco sauce
1/3 cup sugar (or a little more or less - depending on sweetness level desired)

Brown hamburger and onion, drain.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer for at least one hour.  Serve with favorite pasta. *Best if made the day before

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