95% of the time, I make my own spaghetti sauce. Kind of. I do it one of two ways: totally from scratch (well, I do use canned tomatoes, but that’s as homemade as it gets in this kitchen) or I take already made spaghetti sauce (Hunts brand) and spice it up to make it my own. Tastes wonderful!
I just combine these ingredients in my crockpot, let simmer for 3 hours or so, then let it cool. When it’s cool, I package it up in smaller portions in freezer bags or put some in a jar for use during the week.
I make it without browned hamburger because some recipes call it no meat and having it without meat gives me the flexibility to use it in any dish. If I’m making true spaghetti, I’ll add meat in later.
Yeah, it’s not truly homemade. But it is taking something existing and making it my own. Hence, semi-homemade.
5 cans of Hunts spaghetti sauce (any flavor really)
1/2 t basil
1 T parsley
1/2 t red pepper
2 t chili powder
1 T oregano
2 1/2 t garlic powder
5 T sugar
Dump it all in a crockpot. Let simmer for 3 hours or so. Taste occasionally and add more spices if desired.