I thought I would share my personal Spaghetti Sauce recipe with you tonight. This recipe is one I made up on my own, it is very simple to make (as with most of my recipes) and really doesn't take that long either.
This is the recipe for 1 batch which is what I normally fix when I am making dinner. It gives us enough for dinner and some leftovers.
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 cans tomato sauce
1 tsp. of the following:
2 1/2 - 3 tsp. chili powder
1/2 onion finely chopped
What I do is add my ground beef to a pot with enough water to cover it. Then I take my clean hands and smoosh the hamburger in the water until when I turn the heat on it will cook up to be little crumbles of beef. That is the way I like my sauce. If you like larger pieces of meat then you do not have to do it this way.
After my ground beef is cooked I drain off the water and grease then return it to the pan.
I then add in my 2 cans of tomato sauce, the onion, all the spices and about 2 cups of additional water and I simmer it on medium low for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on how much time I have. If time allows I like to let it cook longer just because the flavors blend better but it will be done sooner than that.
That is it! Super easy! You can top your pasta with it or mix it all together.
I also use this same sauce when making my 3 Cheese Lasagna. If you are wanting to make Lasagna here is what I layer with: Sauce and Pasta of course and I use Mozzarella Cheese, Provolone Cheese, and Cottage Cheese (alternating the cheeses). Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and it's bubbly.