When I was little, my favorite meal was my Grandma’s spaghetti and meatballs. This is her recipe, but I can never make it taste just like hers. I think she had a special spoon she stirred it with. Cooking the sauce on the stove and simmering it for hours makes it taste better than cooking it in the crockpot, but I didn’t have hours the other day. It was still yummy in the crockpot. It only took a few minutes to put the sauce together and turn the pot on high. I had already made the meatballs, so they just had to be added to the pot to heat with the sauce.
Gather your ingredients:
1 onion, chopped
about 4 cloves of garlic, minced
4 small cans tomato paste
4 cans water
2 tall cans (15 oz) tomato sauce
salt and pepper
Saute the onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil. Combine all the ingredients in the crockpot or large cooking pot on the stove. I didn’t measure any of the spices, but used about 2 tsp of each, less for the garlic powder. I use 2 bay leaves. Salt and pepper are to taste. I used about 2 tsp of sugar and about 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese. That is all just a guess though, because I really just eye-balled it and then went by taste. Let it cook several hours or as long as you have time for.
I didn’t get a picture of the spaghetti with sauce on a plate. We were all ready to dive in and I forgot about taking a picture.