Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Homemade Spaghetti

Spaghetti is definitely a staple meal in our house. I must admit though, I usually use McCormick's seasoning packet, some tomato sauce, water, and some Italian seasoning to make it, and it is so good. It is what my mom made when I was growing up, so I just continued to make my spaghetti like that as I became an adult. Recently, I've been trying to make my own mixes instead of buying the "McCormick's Packets" like I often do. I've come across a couple of recipes for mixes, and after reading the back of the McCormick's package I came up with this recipe below. My husband raved about this spaghetti, even before he know it wasn't my normal recipe. I think it's a keeper. I also use this recipe for my baked spaghetti which I will post tomorrow.

Homemade Spaghetti

1/2 tsp dried basil
3/4 tsp oregano
3/4 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp sugar
1 TBSP onion, diced (could use minced onion)
1 TBSP cornstarch
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce (or crushed tomatoes)
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
whole wheat spaghetti noodles


Brown meat, drain excess fat and return to pan. In a small bowl, mix all dry ingredients, onion, and garlic together. Add tomato sauce and water to pan with meat, and then dry ingredients. Stir until combined well. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles.

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