This is another adding ingredients to a can/jar recipe that I learned from my sister. When comparing the price of tomatoes and tomato sauce vs. the price of a jar of spaghetti sauce, they’re not too far apart. This is perfect when you’re looking for a quick dinner. Week nights, I just don’t have the time (or inclination) to make spaghetti sauce from scratch. I use Angel Hair pasta because it cooks so much quicker.
1-2 jars/cans of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 lb. lean hamburger, browned
1 teaspoon of minced garlic per jar
¼ cup finely chopped onion per jar
Optional, if you need to make a little larger batch…
1 each 8 oz. can tomato sauce
¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning, oregano or basil
Brown hamburger and onion in sauce pan. Drain off fat and any excess liquid. Add spaghetti sauce and minced garlic, then mix
thoroughly. Heat on medium until heated clear through. That’s it. Quick and easy.
Now if you need a little more sauce, especially since the jars are no longer a full quart, add 1 each 8 oz. can of tomato sauce and ¼ teaspoon seasoning. This ratio works well for me. If I add 2 cans, I add ½ teaspoon seasonings. If your sauce seems too runny, add a few plain instant potatoes and it will thicken right up without affecting the flavor.
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