Here's a list of things you'll need before we get started.
*it would be good to use a nonstick pan, and a plastic cooking spoon for stir
-2 tbsp. of minced Garlic
-2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive oil
-1 1/2 tsp. of Oregano
-1 1/2 tsp. of Basil
-1 medium sized Onion
-15 oz. Canned Tomatoes with Italian Style Herbs
-15 oz. Canned Sauce with Italian Style Herbs
-Can of Tomato Paste with Italian Style Herbs
-1/4 of a cup ofRed Wine
For the best results,
-When it comes to canned tomatoes or sauce, it's preferable to use Contadina, at any supermarket. If not, any type of canned tomatoes or sauce will work, just make it 15 oz.
-The Hamburger Beef is optional and without it, it becomes a healthier vegetarian sauce. You can also use Semolina noodles for a vegan friendly dish.
-Remember, when it comes to the red wine, use a bottle that is worth drinking because "if you wouldn't drink it, why would you eat it?"
Step 1: Step 1
-dice one medium sized onion
-add onion, two tablespoons of minced garlic, and one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to a non-stick pan
-cook the onion until it is transparent and soft
-add one pound of hamburger beef to the pan (once again the meat is entirely optional)
-cook the meat until brown
When using garlic you can use either jarred-minced garlic or fresh garlic cloves. When using fresh garlic cloves you want to use two cloves and you can either mince it with a knife or a garlic press. (once again) Beef is optional and leaving it out of the recipe will not take away flavor from the dish. Skipping this step is also a healthier, vegetarian/vegan option.
Step 2: Step 2
-once the onions and/or meat are fully cooked, add one 15 ounce can of Tomatoes with Italian Herbs (Contadina Roma style tomatoes with Italian Herbs) and two 15 ounce cans of Sauce with Italian Herbs (Contadina Sauce with Italian Herbs)
-Using the cooking spoon, stir the mixture together
-add one 6 ounce can of the Tomato paste (Contadina Tomato Paste with Italian Herbs)
Step 3: Step 3
-Add 1/4 of a cup of red wine (2oz.)
-add 1 1/2 teaspoons of basil
-add 1 1/2 teaspoons of oregano
Adding red wine gives the sauce a sweet yet acidic flavor that is delicious. The red wine is optional and any red wine will suffice (as long as its drinkable). The amount of red wine can also be altered slightly to taste.
Step 4: Step 4
-cover the pan with a glass lid loosely
-leave a small crack between the lid and the pan
-Simmer on low for thirty minutes
Step 5: Step 5
-once the sauce is done cooking, boil a pot of water for your spaghetti.
-once the water is boiling, put the noodles in the water and cook them till they are al dente
- when the pasta is done cooking, strain the noodles
This is the final step to making homemade spaghetti sauce. Once you have the noodles cooked and the sauce finished, place the pasta on to individual plates and pour the sauce on top until you have the desired amount. As a final touch add grated or shredded parmesan. The parmesan is optional. Enjoy!