I may not be Italian but I love Italian food! I am always making pasta, hence the name Burnt Macaroni. But this is the first time I have ever made homemade spaghetti sauce. And if you are a fan of a healthy serving of tomatoes, you will love this sauce. If I had known how easy homemade spaghetti sauce was, I would have made this years ago!
And very traditional sauce ingredients, onions, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and a bay leaf!
Then you add the tomatoes. Let it boil and cook for about 1 hour, stirring every 5 minutes so it doesn’t burn. Over the hour, the sauce will thicken. You can decide to use a hand-mixer to soften the tomatoes even more. Or in our case, we left them a little chunky.
Mix it by hand until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Coat a pan with olive oil, roll the mixture into a ball (whatever your desired size). I like my meatballs bigger than golf ball size. Put in oven at 450 degrees and cook thoroughly, about 20 minutes, depending on size of meatballs.
This sauce is delicious and really easy to make. Serve with your favorite pasta and vegetables for a full meal.
- 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon dry Oregano
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
- 2 28-ounce cans of Tomatoes
- In a large pot, cook onion, garlic, oregano, salt and bay leaf in olive oil for 15 minutes.
- When the onions are soft, add the tomato paste.
- Cook and mix through onion mixture for 5 minutes until dark red color
- Add the 2 cans of tomatoes and stir until the sauce begins to boil
- Lower temperature and cover for 1 hour, stirring every 5 minutes to make sure the sauce doesn't burn
- Season with additional salt to taste
This recipe was adapted from a sauce recipe from The Meatball Guys
- 1 pound lean Ground Beef
- 1 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon Ground Oregano
- 1 teaspoons Salt
- 1 teaspoons Pepper
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Combine all ingredients except the olive oil in a bowl
- Mix everything thoroughly
- Drizzle olive oil in large pan, spread evenly
- Roll the mixture to create your specified size meatball
- Roast in oven until firm and cooked through, about 20 minutes (depending on size of meatball)
- Pour sauce over meatballs and serve hot
This is my mother's meatball recipe. She usually puts the uncooked meatballs in the sauce and cooks for an hour on low. The meatballs are boiled and have a slightly different taste. Both ways are delicious.