Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mrs. LeMaire's Spaghetti Sauce

When Michelle was in high school, she took a cooking class from one of our favorite teachers, Mrs. LeMaire. Mrs. LeMaire was an amazing cook, and I know this based off the amazing things that she taught Michelle to make. This is her spaghetti sauce recipe. This can be altered to your liking - omit the mushrooms, add green pepper, shake in a bit of marjoram, etc. But the basic recipe is simple and delicious.

1 lb. lean hamburger
1 med. onion - chopped
1/4 lb. mushrooms - washed and diced
28 oz. can cut tomatoes
28 oz. can tomato sauce
12 oz. can tomato paste
2 garlic cloves - chopped
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 - 1 cup water

Brown meat with onions and mushrooms. Add rest and carefully bring to boil. Then simmer at least 2 1/2 hours (5 or 6 hours is best).

Yield: 7 cups or 12-14 servings

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