Quick Weeknight Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

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This easy to make spaghetti sauce recipe takes 20 minutes to make, and is the perfect sauce recipe for your weeknight pasta food ideas. Homemade spaghetti sauce is a recipe idea that everyone should know, and a recipe that is easy to make. This 20-minute quick homemade spaghetti sauce is the answer when you want a sauce recipe that is rich and hearty, without having to plan hours or days in advance. This spaghetti sauce recipe makes a lot; you can freeze half of the batch to have some for another day. This spaghetti sauce recipe makes for an exceptionally quick weeknight dinner food idea. While the pasta noodles boil, the spaghetti sauce can be thawed and then reheated. Not only is this spaghetti sauce recipe delicious, but it is also a great food idea for a busy weeknight dinner when you just something healthy. This spaghetti sauce recipe is a tasty, filling food idea that gets on the table fast. For this rich and hearty spaghetti sauce recipe, there are a few key ingredients that will help you replicate the flavor of a low and slow, long-simmered spaghetti sauce. For this homemade spaghetti sauce recipe, you will need ground beef, ground turkey, or ground pork or a combination, chopped onion, garlic, tomato paste, dried basil, dried oregano, dried thyme, kosher salt, black pepper, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, brown sugar, and low-sodium soy sauce. To serve this homemade spaghetti sauce recipe, you'll need some hot cooked pasta and some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

First, for this spaghetti sauce recipe, you'll need some tomato paste. It's the concentrated flavor of tomato paste that adds a depth of flavor quickly to the recipe without the need for special ingredients or for longer cooking time. A good tip for when you open a can of tomato paste and only need to use a few tablespoons is to spoon the rest of the tomato paste in the can into a small Ziploc bag and freeze it to use another time. Another tip is to buy tomato paste in the squeezable tubes which are similar to toothpaste. These tomato paste tubes are popping up in most grocery stores these days and revolutionize using only a tablespoon or two tablespoons of tomato paste at a time. The second key ingredient in t his homemade spaghetti sauce recipe is soy sauce. You don’t need a whole lot of soy sauce, just a tablespoon, but that little amount does wonders for the flavor of this quick and easy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe. If you are trying to stay away from gluten, you can also try a gluten-free alternative to use in the spaghetti sauce recipe.

When choosing the ground beef for your homemade spaghetti sauce recipe, you want to start with the best ground beef possible. And the good news is that you don't have to worry about words such as Kobe or Angus ground beef. You can buy the best ground beef at your local butcher or grocery store. They key to getting the best ground beef is that you want beef that was ground right there in the store where you are buying it, preferably that day. And you also want the proper blend of fat to lean. The perfect blend of ground beef is 80/20. That means there is 80 percent lean, with 20 percent fat.

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