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Share your pasta sauces!
« on: August 12, 2010, 12:35:41 PM »
I don't do mine from scratch, but I try to make it my own

I start with browning some ground beef.  That is then added to a base sauce (usually Prego).  From there, I add some red pepper, onion, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Two ingredients that really make it different is I add brown sugar, and chili powder.  I don't have exact measurements, as I do it by eye every time, and comes out a little different each time as well :)

What do you guys use?

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Re: Share your pasta sauces!
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 06:05:34 PM »
I use jar/canned sauce (what ever is on sale)
Browned ground sausage or beef
(Mushrooms, peppers, onions and black olives browned/warmed with the meat)
to the sauce I add diced tomatoes garlic powder, some times a pinch of cocoa powder and then sour cream.
Mix all together
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Re: Share your pasta sauces!
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 01:02:48 PM »
I also just use what's on sale and add mushrooms, onions, olives, artichoke hearts, but I add a can of tomato paste to my pasta sauce.

Also, I usually use ground turkey as a substitute for beef. Nothings better than a good cut of beef, but ground beef just scares me a little. 

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Re: Share your pasta sauces!
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010, 08:43:37 AM »
Try cooking the meat in some Newcastle or other dark beer of your choice.

I also use ground turkey all the time.  It's half the price and leaner.

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Re: Share your pasta sauces!
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 09:43:58 PM »
  Wow, I guess I get the most involved with my sauce/gravy.   

  I start with the cauldron sized sauce pot.  Start with a half an inch of olive oil and 6 garlic cloves, Heat it until the garlic is translucent.  Add 4 to 5 cans of tomato sauce (hunts or red pack) and a can of tomato paste. A tablespoon of grape jelly, a shot of parsley,basil, half a dash of oregano and a bit of salt.  Browned chuck cubes and mild Italian sausage.  Simmer and stir for about 3 hours.
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Re: Share your pasta sauces!
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 08:48:11 PM »
(great with chicken, veggies, shrimp,or pork served over pasta)

1 pint half and half or heavy cream
tabasco chipotle to taste
3-5 heaping table spoons garlic (minced)
Tony Chachere's Spice and herbs (to your liking)
Zatarains blacked seasoning (to your liking)
Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning (to your liking)
pinch or two of corn starch or flour to thicken

* I usually add some frozen peas to this, as a way to sneak in a veggie*

and a red in a pinch sauce...

1 small can stewed tomatoes
1-2 heaping tablespoons garlic (dependent on personal tastes)
7-8 splashes of soy sauce
2 BIG pinches of creole seasoning
2 circles of the pan with olive oil

Heat through
smashing/breaking up tomatoes a bit
Enjoy

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Re: Share your pasta sauces!
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010, 01:43:30 PM »
I made my own pesto sauce the other day.

Add a healthy handful of basil and about 4oz of pine nuts into a food processor along with some olive oil (start out with enough to get everything mixing well).

Then add some parmesan cheese and keep adding olive oil until you get it to a consitentcy you like.  Also add salt and pepper & garlic to your liking.

The only down side is pine nuts are kinda pricey.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2010, 08:09:25 AM by Kwhit10 »

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Re: Share your pasta sauces!
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010, 02:05:33 PM »
Isn't there supposed to be garlic in pesto?

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Re: Share your pasta sauces!
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2010, 06:55:53 PM »
I always thought it was parsley or basil and garlic...not bay leaves.
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Re: Share your pasta sauces!
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 08:08:58 AM »
Yea my mistake it was Basil I don't know why I had bay leaves in mind.  And yes I did put garlic in it.

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Re: Share your pasta sauces!
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2010, 04:25:12 PM »
This is at least 4 generations old if not more....My family originated in Sicily

1 Can Tomato Paste
2 or 3 Cans Stewed Tomatoes
1 Can Tomato Sauce

~3 heaping forkfuls of minced garlic
chopped onion - we always use yellow onions
Olive Oil - Amounts in Recipe
Basil
Oregano
Garlic Salt
Crushed Red Pepper
Salt & Pepper
Sugar - 1 CUP or more

Optional -

Italian Sausage - 1 Package - 5 Links
Hard Boiled Eggs - No more than 6

Before you do anything, put the stewed tomatoes in a blender and blend lightly.  You just want to break them up real good.  You want to be left with a thick slightly chunky "sauce."  

I start out with a good sized pot with a thick bottom so the sauce will not be scorched/burnt.  

Set to about medium heat and cover the bottom in Olive Oil.

Add Minced Garlic, onions, basil, oregano, and other seasonings.  I don't measure.  But, I guess I can figure them out later. If you don't saute slow, do the garlic last, or it will burn quickly.

Once that's done, pour in the Tomato Paste and mix in a canful of water.  Stir well.  Also pour in the can of sauce and then the blended stewed tomatoes.

You may need to turn down the heat just a bit to keep it from bubbling everywhere.  While the heat is building up, season the sauce AGAIN.  All the seasons except onion...and possibly garlic if you're not a big fan of it.  But, at least the dry seasonings.  Stir

When sauce begins to bubble add sugar.  Stir well until sugar is completely dissolved.

Once the sugar is stirred in, add Italian Sausage cut up into sections.  Usually 4 sections per link.

I place raw sausage in my sauce and simmer for a few hours to fully cook it.  You can avoid this by partially/completely boiling or cooking another way.

Also, add hard boiled eggs. YUMMY

Here is the key to this sauce......Simmer for AT LEAST 5-6 Hours.

Boil your pasta......Top with sauce....sprinkle on some Romano or whatever and enjoy.

I hope I didn't forget anything.


« Last Edit: November 24, 2010, 04:42:45 PM by speedy_2 »

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Re: Share your pasta sauces!
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2010, 04:32:33 PM »
Speedy sounds good, my mother would like to try so it, I don't don't know if you could figure out exact measurements... how much sauce does that make?

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Re: Share your pasta sauces!
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2010, 04:42:17 PM »
I think my pot is 4 quart.  With the displacement of the eggs and sausage, I usually have an inch or so left in the pot.  You can multiply or divide the recipe up however you need and it should be fine.  I usually get about 6-8 servings out of that, depending on your serving size. 

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Re: Share your pasta sauces!
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2010, 01:12:04 PM »
The only down side is pine nuts are kinda pricey.
Locate a good ethnic market and you'll find them dirt cheap. We've got a middle eastern market nearby which sells them for ~$10 a pound.
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