Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mom's spaghetti

I was craving my mom's spaghetti for a few months, and finally after all these years asked her for the recipe. My mom doesn't have any recipe's written down, so i knew she'd have to write it down while trying to think what she does. she's amazing in the kitchen, can just throw stuff together, and i don't think i've ever seen her measure anything. so i knew making this would be a challenge, because her directions didn't include exact amounts, just a little bit o' this, and a little bit o' that. but i wrote down my notes along the way of specifics, and now i'm not afraid to make this every again because it turned out excellent. Jeremy is my taste tester, and when he is raving about something, i know it must be good.

2 lbs. sirloin ground meat
1 onion chopped
3 or so celery stalks chopped
1/2 red bell pepper chopped
lots of chopped garlic ( i used 4 heaping teaspoons of chopped garlic from a jar)
2 tsp worsheshire sauce
1 tiny can of tomato paste (6 oz)
1 large can of crushed tomatoes (about 15oz)
1 reg can of tomato sauce (28 oz)
2 T brown sugar
lots of chopped fresh parsley
about 1/2 T dried basil
sprinkle of a little bit of oregano
and spaghetti noodles of course! (i sometimes like to use angel hair noodles)

6) Stir Good, and let simmer for an hour or more. And its always better the next day!