|Meatball Penne w/ Home Made Spaghetti Sauce|
While I was shopping at Sam's Club earlier this month, I noticed that I could purchase Large #10 size cans of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. I guess I knew they were always there, but this time I was excited and couldn't wait to get home and make a huge batch of Spaghetti Sauce.
I chopped the carrots and sauteed them in olive oil for about 5 to 10 minutes. I added the oregano and garlic and turned off the burner. I do this so my garlic doesn't burn. Next I added the full 105 oz can of diced tomatoes stirring to combine with the aromatcs (carrots, herb, and garlic). I turned up the heat to medium and added 10 bay leaves, along with the can of tomato sauce.
Eventually after the sauce came up to a boil I dropped the heat to low and let it simmer about two hours stirring every 20 minutes or so.
This was really fun and easy to do. I just used what I had on hand (except for my Sam's purchases) and made a great sauce for pennies. I served this up for dinner in my penne (pic above) dish and the family loved it. Stay with me this project is not over. Tomorrow I plan to can the sauce into pint jars. See you then. Enjoy!!