Monday, April 27, 2009

Spazghetti Sauce

Spazghetti Sauce
From: SpazCat

0.5 - 1 lb. ground beef
1.5 chopped onion
3-5 cloves garlic

Simmer all this together until the beef is browned and the garlic is soft.

1 15-oz can tomato sauce
1 15-oz can tomato paste
1 cup water

Add to above, stir, cover, cook 15 minutes

Add spices--this is the most important part. The ones I always use are:
basil--about a pinch
sage--about half a pinch
thyme or oregano--a pinch
parsley--three pinches
black pepper--upend the shaker and go to town (I love black pepper)
ground cloves--just a touch of this

Stir again, cover again, cook another 15-30 minutes. It gets better as it ages, so definitely make enough for leftovers.

I'm serious about the cloves. That's the most important secret ingredient. It brings all the flavors together.

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