Spaghetti Sauce – Randy’s Easy

We made Dianne’s Lasagna and it was incredible. I really liked the sauce so I put the recipe here so I could make it in bulk, just add water and meat and mushrooms (optional), and heat.

Each batch makes 60 ounces of sauce and can serve 6 or 7 hungry people. I got more than 9 batches of sauce out of a $5 #10 can of Costco tomato paste.

We will start with a packet of wet ingredients that includes tomato paste and worchestershire sauce and a packet of dry ingredients (everyhing else).

INGREDIENTS (optional):

  • Meat (optional):
    • 1 lb. hamburger (precooked weight) (browned and drained)
  • Canned cooked mushrooms (optional)

INGREDIENTS (WET):

  • 12 oz (2 6oz. cans) tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Worchestershire Sauce
  • 48 oz. water

INGREDIENTS (DRY):

Spices (ground) (all the green stuff):

  • 1 Tablespoon dried celery flakes
  • 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) dried parsley flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary

Spices (not ground) (all the white stuff):

  • 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 cup dried minced onion
  • 1 bay leaf (do not grind) (remove after cooking)

Prep instructions:

  1. Place all the wet ingredients in a separate container (I use a vacuum bag and freeze them). You could also leave these ingredients in their original containers until you are ready to make the sauce.
  2. Grind all the Spices as indicated, above. Add the ungroun dry ingredients and place these ingredients in a separate container.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place cold water into a medium sized sauce pan. (hot water will cause the cornstarch to lump)
  2. Whisk in the dry ingredients.
  3. Bring the water to a boil
  4. Stir occasionally at a low boil for at least 5 minutes to re-hydrate the spices.
  5. Remove the bay leaf.
  6. Whisk in the tomato paste and worchestershire sauce.
  7. Continue cooking on medium for at least 5 minutes, stirring constantly. (This sauce is thick. If you don’t stir it constantly, it will volcano. and you will need to repaint your ceiling.)

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