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What's is your favorite homemade spaghetti sauce recipe?

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  1. My fave requires little bits of leftover roast and/or chops, pork and beef. A little salty ham would be good, too. I mince them. Sauté a good bit of minced carrot, celery, and onion in olive oil. Add minced garlic at the end. Add the meat, a small can of tomato paste and a small can of tomato sauce. I usually have Contadina or S & W. add a good splash of some bright white wine. Add plenty of ground black pepper, toasted grated nutmeg, toasted ground fennel seed. Simmer a bit. Add a little cream near the end. Toss pasta and sauce in a bowl.. Top with Romano.

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    1. re: tim irvine

      for a traditional Bolongese meat based sauce I do pancetta, ground pork and beef. Red wine, tomato paste, and mirepoix, bay leaf. Simmer, add more wine or water if needed.

      For more saucy I use canned Italian tomatoes instead.

      For simple sauce I like Marcella Hazan's Tomato sauce with onion and butter.

    2. olive oil
      chopped garlic
      peperoncino
      box of Pomi chopped tomatoes
      Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
      basil

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      1. re: Gio

        Ooh, never thought of peperoncino! That sounds super.

        To OP, "spaghetti sauce" is SUCH a broad description. There must be 1000s of toppings for pasta.

        1. re: Gio

          I *too* love those Pomi tomatoes...!!! awesome!

        2. Chopped garlic, fresh basil and parsley, salt/pepper, 2-3 cans of chunky crushed tomatoes. Maybe a splash of red wine if its open.

          1. Butter, extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic. chopped flat leaf parsley and sometimes a few minced anchovies thrown in, fresh cracked pepper or red pepper flakes and sea salt and shaved Parmesan

            1. SICILIANA all the way. make sure you melt some anchovies first in the oil, then add onion, garlic and eggplant. let eggplant cook a lotttt so it gets really tender. add tomato, starchy pasta water and let it simmer for a while. add capers and done.