Spaghetti Sauce

My mother has a great recipe for spaghetti sauce. Since I just made it, it occurred to me that I should share the yumminess.

You will need:

  • a crock pot
  • 1 lb. hamburger (or more if you want really meaty sauce)
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes (or you can buy whole and dice them) — 28 oz. size; you can get them with herbs and garlic and all sorts of flavors
  • 2 small cans tomato paste — 6 oz. (or if you can find one 12 oz. can)
  • 2 packages dry spaghetti sauce mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 onion
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • water

Brown the hamburger in a skillet. Put all the ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low all day or on high until warmed through. Low brings out the flavors better. The garlic and salt and pepper are to taste. Add water according to how thick you want the sauce.

It freezes well and actually tastes better the second time than the first. Makes enough sauce to fill up my crock pot, which is 3 or 4 quarts.