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Recipe Of the Day - Jo Mama's World Famous Spaghetti

May 2nd 2011 at 1:04 PM

Ingredients:

Serves: 10-14, Yield: 4 quarts

  • 2 lbs Italian sausage, casings removed (mild or hot)
  • 1 small onion, chopped (optional)
  • 3 -4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water (for a long period of simmering for flavors to meld. If you don't want to simmer it as long, add less)
  • 3 teaspoons basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup red wine (a good Cabernet!)
  • 1 lb thin spaghetti
  • parmesan cheese

Directions:

Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 1 1/2 hrs

  1. 1 In large, heavy stockpot, brown Italian sausage, breaking up as you stir.
  2. 2 Add onions and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until onions are softened.
  3. 3 Add garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce and water.
  4. 4 Add basil, parsley, brown sugar, salt, crushed red pepper, and black pepper.
  5. 5 Stir well and barely bring to a boil.
  6. 6 Stir in red wine.
  7. 7 Simmer on low, stirring frequently for at least an hour. A longer simmer makes for a better sauce, just be careful not to let it burn!
  8. 8 Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  9. 9 Spoon sauce over drained spaghetti noodles and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

 

I will give up a steak dinner for this spaghetti. It is a recipe I have been perfecting for years and it is so good (if I may humbly say) that I'm disappointed when they eat spaghetti anywhere else but home! In fact they tell me I should open a restaurant and serve only this spaghetti and garlic bread. In response to requests, I have posted the recipe for Jo Mama's World Famous Lasagna that uses approximately 1/2 of the sauce from this recipe. Have spaghetti one night and lasagna later! Thanks to all of you who have tried my recipe and have written a review. I read and appreciate every one of them! Chef Note:

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