I have been wanting to try to make homemade spaghetti sauce forever!! My girlfriend does and then she freezes it in batches. Its frugal and tastes fantastic! I am going to try this recipe since sausage is on sale this week. This makes a big batch so although it seems expensive, I will only use about 1/3 of it, reducing the cost. Happy Eating!
I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand. W/C means with coupon.
Big Mamas spaghetti Sauce
1 onion, chopped (On sale 5 lb bag $2.69) .53
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 lbs whole tomatoes (On sale $1.49 a lb) $2.98
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste $1.20
2 tablespoons dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (Adjust to taste)
1/4 cup red wine .60
1 pound Italian sausage (On sale Meijer sausage 2 for $5) $2.50
Meijer spaghetti (On sale .99 ) .99
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Saute onions and garlic until tender, 2-3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for 3 hours. (You can either crumble sausage or keep in chunks.)
Remove bay leaves before serving. Serve over hot cooked noodles.
Total cost of Meal $8.80. After dividing into thirds and freezing 2 parts.
Total cost of Meal: $3.59
Add salad (Dole on sale .98 ) Total cost of Meal: $4.08
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