Hometown Classic Spaghetti Sauce
1 can of Tomato soup
2 cans of tomato sauce, 2 x 680 mL of Hunt's Thick & Rich
1/2 small can of tomato paste, garlic flavoured
2 celery sticks, chopped
1/2 each of green and red pepper, diced
1 large onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 tsp of red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper
1 tbsp of sugar
large handful of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3 tbsp of parsley
1/2 tsp each of Kosher salt & freshly cracked pepper
1/4 tsp each of garlic salt, oregano, basil, & thyme
1 tbsp of olive oil
*Originally this recipe calls for 1/2 pound each of ground pork and ground beef. Personally, I like this recipe without meat. But if using meat, brown both meats in a large frying pan before hand, drain any excess fat and add to the sauce.
Step 1: In a large sauce pot over medium heat, add the oil and allow it to get hot. Add celery, red and green peppers, and onion. Let this cook for a few minutes before adding the minced garlic. Allow this to cook for 5 minutes or so, until the vegetables are no longer hard.
Step 2: Add the tomato paste and mix thoroughly. Turn the heat down to a simmer. Then add the tomato soup and the tomato sauce. If you are using meat, add this to the sauce now.
Step 3: Add to the sauce all of the spices and herbs, including salt, pepper, sugar and the Parmesan cheese. Mix this well and allow to simmer on low for 2 hours.
*serve with Grilled Garlic Bread