This is my mom’s spaghetti sauce recipe. She taught me to make it when I was 10 or 11, and I have been making it ever since. I love it’s simplicity and rich flavor. I like to use it on pizza (without the meat), pasta, lasagna, or just a bowl of it with a grilled cheese. Tonight we had it on tortellini. You only need a few ingredients (most of them you probably have on hand):

1 lb

ground pork (or beef)

1 pinch

salt

1 pinch

pepper

1 tablespoon

minced garlic

2 cups

wine

3 cans

non-chunky tomato sauce

4

bay leaves

3 tablespoons

Italian seasoning

2 teaspoons

onion powder

2 + teaspoons

sugar

Separate the meat into tablespoon size chunks, and season with salt and pepper. Cook in a large sauce pan on high heat. Once the meat is browned, add the garlic and cook for another minute.
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Remove the excess fat, add the wine, and scrape up the brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Constantly stir for 3 minutes and add the tomato sauce until well mixed. Add the remaining ingredients, and adjust the sugar to taste.

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Turn the heat down to low and let it cook for at least a half hour (the longer the better). I leave the bay leaf in, and let people work around it, but it could be removed since it’s hard to eat.

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Store the extra sauce in the fridge for up to a week (it gets better each day).

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