Since my family tried my “almost homemade” spagetti sauce and no one hated it, I am confident in posting it as my first recipe. This is actually a combination of things I heard, read, or was told and I very well could have read it somewhere, but as far as I remember, it is original.
The origins of this recipe are from the facts that I hate spagetti and I hate jarred sauce even more. I hate it for its cheapness and whenever I was out of money in college, I always ate spagetti. Nonetheless, its a decent meal when you want something fast, so I decided to at least try to make it taste better. Enough rambling:
This feeds about 2-3 people:
- 1/2 Jar of Bertolli Marinara Sauce (or whatever brand you want)
- 8 oz can of Tomato Sauce
- Dried Basil
- Dried Oregano
- 1 Tablespoon of Sugar
Mix in the Sauces in a pot over medium heat. Sprinkle the sauce with the dried basil and oregano. I never measure how much I use, I will say I generally cover the top of the sauce. Call it 1/2 Tablespoon of each. Add the sugar and stir it all together. I add a tiny bit of salt (its a flavor enhancer) and some ground black pepper. Mix until warm.
There you have it, easy as it gets. It is obviously a sweet sauce, so just an FYI.