Bulk Spaghetti Sauce
Use this sauce over pasta, with Lazy Lasagna and Baked Ziti, and for Meatball Sandwiches
- 2 TBSP veggie oil
- 2lbs Italian Bulk Sausage (I substituted ground beef~it was on sale)
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 5 (14oz) jars of commercial spaghetti sauce (I buy whatever I have the best coupon for)
- 4 (16oz) cans of Italian Style stewed Tomatoes, cut up and drained (I used plain stewed tomatoes and added Italian seasoning)
- 1 (15oz) can sliced black-olives
Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or stockpot over medium heat, and brown the sausage(or beef), onions, green peppers, and garlic. Add the spaghetti sauce and stewed tomatoes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for at least 1 hour. Stir occasionally. Add the black olives, and stir. Allow to cool. Set aside the sauce needed for other recipes, and freeze the remainder in bags for future pasta meals.
my note~ I cooked this the day before and allowed it to cool in an ice bath till it reached 70°F and then put it in lots of small containers and placed all of them in the refrigerator. I am very big into food safety. Just as long as it gets below 40°F in 6 hours (the first 2 hours it must get down to 70°F and then you have the other 4 hours to get it to 40°.) You want to make sure that your food is good and safe to eat. If you have any questions about this recipe or food safety you can send me an email. I am a well of useless ( or useful) knowledge when it comes to food safety!!