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It occurred to me while I was staying with Mom and Dad over the holidays that we have lots of good cooks in our family (my mom being chief among them), and I should really chronicle our recipes here in this genealogy blog. This first recipe is my mother’s recipe for spaghetti sauce.

Patti Swier’s Spaghetti Sauce

  • 1 lb. hamburger
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large can whole or diced tomatoes (you can buy these in different flavors, like garlic, too)
  • 2 small cans tomato paste
  • 2 packages dry spagetti sauce mix (it has herbs and spices so you don’t have to add them)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • garlic to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • water

Brown the hamburger with the onion. Place browned hamburger and onion in a crock pot. If necessary, dice canned tomatoes; place tomatoes in crock pot. Add two small cans of tomato paste and two packages of dry spaghetti sauce mix. Add 1/2 cup sugar. Add garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Add water until sauce is desired consistency (1/2 cup to 1 cup). Stir all ingredients well.

Allow sauce to simmer on Low all day or on High for several hours.

Leftovers freeze well and taste better the next day.

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One Response to “Patti Swier’s Spaghetti Sauce”

  1. Miriam says:

    Mmmmmm! Sounds delicious! I love spaghetti, and this sounds very much like my own recipe, except I don’t use a dry mix. I season with oregano, cumin and basil, to taste. Yum!

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