Home Made Pasta Sauce (so easy!)

21 Jan

I never made pasta sauce before, and i was making spaghetti with meatballs and just honestly, didnt feel like using sauce from a jar! i wanted to just try making my own.

why not? right?

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil for the pan
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • A handful chopped parsley
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • Parmesan Cheese

In an oiled deep pan on medium heat, add finely chopped onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Saute until onion is soft, about 5-10 minutes. Add the beef stock, crushed tomatoes, and parsley. Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese inside too. Add salt to taste (maybe like 1 tbsp). If the sauce is too runny, add some starchy pasta water or some tomato paste if you have it. Let the mixture simmer for about 10-12 minutes until bubbling and delicious. Towards the end when you’re ready to serve, mix in the basil.

So easy and DELICIOUS. I never want to buy canned pasta sauce again. It took me like 10 minutes to make.

This was my spaghetti and meatballs – so yummy!

-M

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