Spaghetti Sauce – Quick Fast Cheap

Hello!

I looked at my stretching page and I realized I have never posted this recipe.  I can’t believe it either because it is so Quick –  Fast and Cheap that you’d think it would be one of the first things on my stretcher recipe list!

I know most of you have your own recipe.  This for any of my readers that are maybe not so kitchen savvy. Like me!

If I can make it, you can make it.  If I can afford it, you can afford it.

I used ground turkey (because it was on sale) but you can use any ground meat you want.

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What you don’t see in that picture is the olive oil and the garlic salt.  Again, you can use any seasoning you want.  Basil, or whatever!  The canned tomatoes (from the 99 cent store) have seasoning and sometimes that’s enough. 

(Okay, I know it is cheaper to cut onions yourself and I usually do.  No excuse)!  Winking smile

I do however have a secret ingredient that I will share in a bit.

Just put a bit of oil in the pan and brown the onion and ground meat.

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Next add in the can of tomatoes.  I use all of the can and do not toss the water. Some people drain it.  Your choice.

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Mix that up then add in a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste.  I had that tube on hand, but you can get it dirt cheap anywhere!

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I love the zip it adds.  (That reminds me of Misery when Kathy Bates talks about adding spam to her meatloaf!)

Then add a can or jar of sauce.  (I had some left over) You can find Hunts at the 99 cent store.

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Hey, how’d that butter get in there!?!  Oh well!  😉 

Let that simmer, then add your seasonings.  I used salt, pepper and garlic salt as well as a pinch of hot pepper flakes.

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Mmm… coming together.

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But there is one more thing.  I have no idea where I learned this trick but I do it every time I make this sauce.

I add this secret ingredient.

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Sugar!  Just a level tablespoon.  It cuts the acidity and just gives it a nice flavor.  ZIP!

So there you have it.  You can make this whole thing from 99 Cent store ingredients and you can find Texas Toast there as well! 

Today I am having this for lunch over Spaghetti squash.  I’ll post how to cook that in the microwave soon. 

Have a great Monday!

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