thank you for the idea i never thought about making a large pot of sauce for that day and having some to freeze for other days. I always like savory things after the first day it gives it time to marinate and it really enhances all the flavors. I am going to make a huge crock of sauce now thank you! Just another reason to be ecstatic about my vegetable garden this year for all the great sauces I can freeze and enjoy all year long thanks again! oh and of course the crock pot itself lol
Wheat germ or a little bran is not needed at all - I just add it for a bit of extra nutrition & it would not suit everyone's taste.
I cook my life saving recipe for about 8 hrs on High... and sometimes I give it a 10 minute kickstart in the microwave so the sauce comes out mixed and smoothed out a bit more (but the microwave part is not needed especially if you cut up your veggies very fine).
I agree the meat is not needed - it takes fabulous without it - you can really taste all the fresh veggies, spices, & hmmm yummy fresh garlic... your home smells like an Italian bistro.
Edited by: MACBUD at: 3/1/2008 (22:52)
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Welcome, McBudd!! I like to add a can of Rotelle to the mix you described. I have never put wheat germ in, though. I make this about once a month and put it in individual containers, freeze, and then I'm ready to take it to work for lunch. Turkey meatballs, chicken garlic sausage, turkey italian sausage, ground turkey/chicken ---tastes awsome in this sauce!! I have completely quit using beef because the flavors are so good you don't need to use beef. (My doctor has finally got me convinced I shouldn't eat beef) T
Hi - I am a newbie and thought I would share my life saving recipe.
Been using this crock pot recipe for over 20 yrs (my invention):
The Life Saving Grand Master Spaghetti sauce:
Veggie version: 2 tablespoons of olive oil; real garlic; fresh or dried basil; oregano; onions; fresh and canned roma tomatoes; tomato paste; a teaspoon wheat germ; of course green/red/orange peppers as you prefer (& other veggies that will compliment your sauce - I keep my in the Italian theme for its wonderful flavor). The portion sizes of the veggies are to your liking. IT IS ALMOST CALORIE FREE - full of nutrition and Super easy to make.
The beauty of the veggie version is you can later use it for making lasagna; chicken catchatori (sorry for spelling but if you sound it out you'll know the word); etc.
Perfect for freezing because the sauce tastes even better after it is thawed.
Also, you can of course make it into a meat/pork/veal/chicken/turkey ground beef version by simply adding it to your veggie spaghetti sauce.
I have been making various versions of this for year's and it's always been at home run!!!
But I good sure use more recipes so that's why I joined your team.
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