Mom's Tomato Sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste (optional, for added flavor or to thicken)
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (optional)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Brown meat in bottom of pan, then add in garlic. If you are making a meatless sauce, slightly saute the garlic in the oil.
Periodically taste-test; add salt as needed.
Browned meat = flavor, no matter what you are cooking. What type of meat? Almost anything will work: chopped beef, meatballs, sausage, meatloaf mix, pork chops, boneless pork, even veal.
Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 8:18pm