MICHAEL'S SPAGHETTI SAUCE
An exotically spiced spaghetti sauce with meat
This is a very adaptable sauce which can be used in any recipe requiring
tomato sauces. Best on spaghetti with garlic bread!
- 12 oz tomato paste
- 16 oz tomato sauce
- 28 oz tomato puree
- 28 oz crushed tomatoes
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 large bay leaf
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 Tbsp oregano
- 1 Tbsp thyme
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1-2 tsp cilantro
- 2 tsp rubbed sage
- 2 Tbsp parsley
- 2 tsp basil
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1 medium onion
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 1/2 lb sweet Italian sausage
- 1/2 lb lean ground beef
- 4 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup bread crumbs
- 1 tsp sage
- 2 tsp rosemary
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp basil
- 1/2 cup sherry
Chop the garlic very finely. Chop the onion.
Combine in a suitable pot the tomato products and seasonings.
Bring to a simmer.
In a bowl, combine the meatball ingredients except the sherry.
Break this mixture apart into small balls or bits according to
Heat a wok or skillet and sautae the meat mixture until cooked to 'rare'.
Do not overcook or singe the meat.
Remove the grease from the meat mixture by straining in a colander, then
return to the hot wok or skillet and reheat. Add sherry and reduce.
Add this to the sauce in the pot.
Simmer this mixture on the lowest possible heat for 6 or 7 hours.
I have found that Hunt's tomato products deliver the best flavor for this
sauce; they are somewhat sweeter and less acidic than other brands.
I always use Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce.
This spaghetti sauce is the work of about 2 years expermimentation. It has
won some of the local cooking contests here in Maine.
easy but tedious.
1 hour preparation, 7 hours cooking.
approximate measurement OK.
Michael R. Dow
University of Maine, Police Dept., Orono, Maine, USA
Recipe last modified: 21 Feb 87
From: DOW@MAINE (Michael R. Dow)
Subject: RECIPE: Michael's spaghetti sauce
Date: 22 Aug 87 08:56:36 GMT
Organization: U. of Maine, Police Department, Orono, Maine
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