February 11, 2010

February 11: Mary's Spaghetti Sauce

1 onion, chopped  
1 Tbs. olive oil
4 cloves, garlic, pressed
1 pound Italian sausage
1 six ounce can tomato paste
2 TBS each basil, oregano, and Italian parsley
1 fourteen ounce can tomato sauce
1 fourteen ounce can chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Saute onion in olive oil until caramelized.  Add garlic and sausage and cook until done.  Add meat
ingredients to crockpot.  Pour in tomato paste, sauce and chopped tomatoes.  Add seasonings and
wine.  Add parmesan and adjust seasonings.  Cook on low in crockpot all day.  

Conversation starter:  Describe the best birthday you've ever had.


Anonymous said...

White wine? I'll be darned - never thought that would work..being an Italian - but I'll give it a try....

Mary DeMuth said...

obviously red wine works well, but I also like the lightness of white. It's better if it's not sweet.