This is another one of those nostalgic recipes! It was originally my Grandma Ruth’s Spaghetti Sauce, and then my mom’s, Grandma Mary’s Spaghetti Sauce. I’d call it semi-homemade because it is so easy to make, but is a hundred times better than the jar of sauce from the grocery store! You can substitute other canned sauces, but I’ve always used Hunt’s. Their tomatoes and sauces are salty, but not sweet. If you prefer a sweeter sauce, feel free to use another brand or add a little sugar.
In the picture below, I show a few of my favorite kitchen gadgets:
- Pampered Chef Mix N Chop – the perfect tool to break up ground hamburger as it cooks
- Measuring Spoons – they’re magnetic! They nest / stack together and they stand upright so you can get ingredients ready before you cook.
- Martha Stewart Mandoline Hand Slicer, sold at Macy’s – use the julienne blade to chop onions in no time
- Check out this link for more of my favorite kitchen gadgets!
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I bought this clip-on spoon holder years ago. Here is the newest version. It’s great for holding spoons over a pot as you cook! Here is a link to the garlic extra virgin olive oil that I use for most of my cooking. Costco carried it a few years ago, but doesn’t anymore so I buy mine on Amazon.com.
This was honestly my favorite meal as a kid and I love it as an adult!
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- 1 pound lean hamburger
- 1 tablespoon garlic extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 4- 15 oz. cans Hunt's Tomato Sauce
- 1- 15 oz. can Hunt's Tomato Sauce - No Salt Added
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- Thin Spaghetti noodles
- Cook hamburger in large soup pan until browned, drain in colander.
- Chop, then sauté onion in olive oil until translucent.
- Return hamburger to pan.
- Add tomato sauce, oregano, parsley and garlic.
- Simmer sauce for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
- Cook spaghetti noodles in salt water per package directions.