Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunday Spaghetti, Sauce & the Steelers

For us, Sundays, spaghetti, homemade sauce and the Steelers go hand in hand. There's not a bit of Italian in my Irish blood nor is there in my husband's German, Indian and Heinz 57 blood that runs through him -BUT-I've always felt as though I should be Italian. For one thing, I LOVE Italian food...you name it, I'll eat it. (well...try it, anyway)

Pasta and red sauce are staples in my house. My husband would eat it every other day if I cooked it. I'm always trying something new with my sauce. Here's what I cooked today:



Red Sauce w/ Hot Sausage

2 lg. cans of crushed tomatoes w/basil
2 cans of tomato sauce
2 TBSP. minced garlic
2 TBSP dried Italian seasoning
3 links of hot sausage
olive oil

Pour 2 TBSP olive oil into a large frying pan.

Remove casings from hot sausage and crumble into the pan. Cook over medium heat until all pink is gone, and then add garlic & Italian seasonings. Stir to mix.

Add cans of crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Stir to mix thoroughly.

Cover with lid and simmer for 2 -3 hours, stirring occasionally.

Serve over spaghetti. Top with fresh grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

6 comments:

Prudy said...

I've got just about this same thing on the menu this week too. It's tough to beat spaghetti and sausage for a weeknight meal.

MaierHousehold said...

Pasta is a staple in my house too! I can ask my 2 1/2 year old what she wants for dinner and her response is PASTA!

And by the way...I don't have any Italian blood in me either!

Tami said...

I can't count the number of times I have relied on a box of pasta for those days when things are so hectic.

My daughter still eats most of her pasta with butter on it. She will eat the sauce once in a while but only when she is feeling daring. lol!

Elizabeth said...

GO STEELERS! From one die hard Steeler fan to another!And what a wonderful recipe.I am bookmarking it.Have a wonderful Monday.

Tami said...

I love meeting other Steelers fans! I have met so many fans since moving to NC!!

I hope that you'll stop back to visit soon!

Aggie said...

This is a classic favorite of mine...my sauce is similar to yours too, very simple but so full of flavor! Looks delicious!!

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