Monday, November 14, 2011

Mama Earl's Spaghetti Sauce

Our mom makes the best spaghetti sauce ever. Here's my rendition of her recipe. 

1 tbsp olive oil
1 yellow onion diced
4-6 cloves of garlic minced
pinch of red pepper flakes
1-1.25 lbs ground turkey or beef 
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 jar of Prego Traditional marinara sauce
1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 6oz can of tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1/4-1/2 tsp garlic salt

1. Heat a big saucepan or pot with a lid over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent. 

2. Add ground turkey or beef, Italian seasoning, oregano, salt and pepper to pan. Cook for several minutes, stirring frequently until meat is fully cooked. If using ground beef, drain pan of excess fat.

3. Add jar of Prego, crushed tomatoes, and tomato paste. Stir until combined. Add bay leaf and garlic salt. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20-30 minutes. 

4. Make sure you taste the sauce, add more garlic salt and pepper if necessary. Serve with your favorite pasta and enjoy!


  1. Your Mom must be the most awesome person on the planet!! I hear she's beautiful too!

  2. this looks delicious!