Mr. Tweedle's Spaghetti Sauce

October 26, 2012

Mr. Tweedle made a big ol' pot of spaghetti sauce last week and the most wonderful aroma filled our place. He does a few things differently than how I have done in the past. Check out the step by step below!

Start with 1 pkg of ground beef and put it into an oven safe heavy bottomed pot. Mix in onion, garlic, and spices and put into the oven to bake for about 15 minutes. 
Meanwhile chop up some more onion, carrots, celery and red pepper. 

When the beef is done, remove it from the oven. 

Use a strainer to drain the fat off the beef and set beef aside. 
Add your chopped onions into the same pot the beef was cooked in. Saute them in some olive oil until tender. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little kick if you like!
Then add the carrots...
And the celery and red pepper... saute all the veggies until they are tender stirring frequently. 
Mix in the drained beef. 
Then add 2 cans of plain canned tomato sauce....
Anda splash of red wine and a bunch of garlic and spices... (see the recipe below!)

Make sure it is all mixed and incorporated.
Let it simmer on low for as long as you can- minimum of half hour. Stir occasionally. 

Mr. Tweedle's Spaghetti Sauce

For the Beef:
Mix together in a heavy bottomed pot- 
1 pkg ground beef
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 Tbsp hot sauce (like tobasco)
1 Tbsp worcestershire
S and P
Put in the oven at 350 and bake until browned, about 15-20 mins. 
Drain fat off when done. 

For the Sauce:
Dice and saute in olive oil equal parts of onion, carrot, celery and red pepper. Add the cooked ground beef and add in 2 cans of tomato sauce. 
Add in- 
2 bay leaves
1 tsp each S and P
2 tbsp each dried basil and oregano
3 cloves mined garlic
1 tbsp worcestershire
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/3 cup of red wine

Let it all simmer for at least 30 minutes. Serve over your favourite pasta and enjoy!

Tweedle Tip: Baking the ground beef in the oven allows you to easily drain the fat off afterwards and not have to spend time stirring it and browning it on the stovetop. It's an easy way to get your sauce started and it makes the beef a little more tender in the end! You can also do it in a casserole dish if you don't have a heavy bottomed pot for the oven. 


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