Italian

Heavenly Spaghetti Sauce

USA Copyright # TXu 1-354-553

(This Sicilian Sauce is the basis for several Italian dishes including Veal Parmesan, Lasagna & Chicken Cacciatore.)

1 lb.                    Ground Round (optional)          

1                         Medium yellow Onion, diced

1 4-oz. can          Mushrooms (optional)              

2 cloves              Minced Garlic

1 tbsp                Olive Oil                            

1 tbsp.               Salt (or to taste)

1 tbsp.               Oregano                                      

1 tsp.                Sweet Basil

1                       Bay leaf                                      

1 tsp.                Black Pepper

1 shaker            Parmesan Cheese (Optional)     

1 Tbsp.              Worcestershire Sauce    

1 15-oz. Cans     Tomato Puree

If you canít find Tomato Puree, use 2 15-oz cans of Tomato Sauce and 1 small can of Tomato Paste.

Spray pot with Pam and add olive oil. Brown meat on medium high (6). When meat is almost done add onions and sautť with meat. Add all other ingredients except cheese and bring to a boil. Simmer (1) for one hour. Stir often. Lightly cover Spaghetti and add Parmesan Cheese to taste. Serves 4 - 6

Serve over Spaghetti with

Salad

Garlic Bread

Iced Tea, Milk or Red Wine

Vitamins

Meat                    A, B 3, B 12, Iron

Cheese                 A, B 12, D, Calcium, Selenium, Riboflavin

Tomato                C, Potassium

Mushrooms          Niacin, Riboflavin, Potassium

Spaghetti            A, B 6, B 12, D, Calcium, Selenium, Riboflavin, Zinc

Olive Oil              E, polyphenols

Al loved Italian food. I was raised on a farm where we used salt and pepper. We were newly weds. I wanted to please Al. I would cook something; Al would take a bite and tell me how good it was; I would take a bite and cry. I decided that if he could cheerfully eat what I was cooking, I would become an excellent cook. I prayed and asked God to help me. When we went out to eat, God would reveal spices to me that I had never heard of. My first was Spaghetti. I had all the ingredients except one and I couldnít quite figure out what it was. One night I was watching "Gomer Pile" on TV. Gomer said, "Itís not Spaghetti until you add the Oregano." That was the last ingredient. A year later, we invited a couple over to dinner. I didnít know that she was Italian and cooked Spaghetti. She took one bite and wanted to know where I got the recipe. I told her about the Spaghetti. She exclaimed, "Oh my God. Thatís our familyís secrete recipe. Itís Sicilian. Anyone who gives that recipe to someone who is not family would be disowned and disinherited." With God there are no secrete recipes. John 15:15-16

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