As the title suggests, this is my mom’s spaghetti sauce, and it’s delicious. She makes her’s with meat, but I prefer it without.
I love to make this when I have a crowd coming over for dinner. The recipe makes a ton of sauce, but it freezes really well, and is a life saver to have on hand. You can either make this on the stove top is a big pot or in the crock pot.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large or 3 medium onions
3 cloves of garlic
3 large cans of diced tomatoes (28 ouncces)
2 small cans of tomato paste
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon brown sugar, or more to taste
salt and pepper to taste
Heat the olive oil in a large pot. Dice the onions and the garlic. Add the onions to the hot oil and cook them, stirring occasionally until they are soft. Add the garlic and cook for another minute or two.
Add the tomatoes and tomato paste. If you want a thinner texture, you can add some water. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and simmer. Now, you can simmer this for a little while or a long while, depending on how much time you have. Somewhere between 20 minutes and an hour is probably sufficient.
If you want to make it in the crock pot, just throw everything in the pot, and turn it on low for 8-10 hours.