Hey Grandpa, What’s for Supper? – Oven Spaghetti Sauce

9656FBD2-CB74-4CFB-801A-27D8A056654FIf you have some extra time or just have a hunger for spaghetti but find you are out of sauce this week’s recipe is for you. 

If you are like me you generally have some staples in the pantry that you bought for a recipe that you never made and now you can’t remember why you bought them. 

No, it’s just me?? 

Ok, well here is a way to use up any extra cans of tomatoes and tomato sauce that may have been hanging out in the pantry to make a tasty spaghetti sauce that you can use over noodles or make some meatballs and have homemade meatball subs.  It cooks in the oven so no mess on the stove!

Oven Spaghetti Sauce

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 beef bouillon cube

1 c. boiling water

28 oz. can tomatoes

6 oz. tomato paste

½ tsp. salt

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

½ tsp. basil

1 tsp. parsley

½ tsp. oregano

½ tsp. sugar

Combine olive oil, garlic and onion in 3 quart casserole and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Dissolve bouillon cube in boiling water.  Crush tomatoes and stir with tomato paste, bouillon, spices and sugar into the onion mixture.  Return to oven and cook covered 15 minutes or until boiling.  Remove cover and cook and additional 45 to 60 minutes or until thick. 

This freezes well.  You can also cook on the stove top but be prepared for splashes!  Yummy over any sort of pasta or makes great meatball subs, just make sure to pre-cook the meatballs before adding them to the sauce.  

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