Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Just a touch of sugar makes this sauce more authentic.

For me, the words “homemade spaghetti sauce” just make me think of family and friends, and comfort. I love to make homemade spaghetti sauce on the weekends and then enjoy the leftovers throughout the week. Today, for example, I made the sauce at about 9:30 this morning, and I let it simmer all day long. At 5:30, I made angel hair pasta, and we had dinner.

The secret to a good spaghetti sauce is hours of simmering. I mean, seriously, what is better than homemade spaghetti sauce?

From start to finish, this recipe will take you about 20 minutes.
This sauce needs to simmer on low all day long (or for at least an hour).

Ingredients
2 lbs. extra lean ground beef
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 chopped white onion
1 large (1 lb – 12 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 small can Hunts Tomato Sauce (Roasted Garlic Flavor)
1 small can Hunts Tomato Sauce (Regular Flavor)
1 small can Hunts Tomato Paste
1 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp sugar (or more to taste)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper (or more to taste)
1 tsp salt (or more to taste)
1 tsp oregano flakes
1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
1 1/2 tsp minced onion

Homemade spaghetti sauce is just as good reheated as it is the day it is made.

Directions
Brown ground beef with minced garlic and chopped onion on medium high heat. When meat is brown, add remaining ingredients and lower heat. Simmer all day long or as long as you can.

*My family likes angel hair pasta and grated Parmesan cheese with their spaghetti. Yum!

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