the great spaghetti debate

April 26, 2011

One of the biggest disagreements (not arguments) we have had has been over how to make spaghetti. I am the type to add more veggies than meat and pasta...and Jeremy wants the original with marinara sauce, lots of meat, and actual spaghetti noodles. I personally don't like spaghetti noodles. Other shapes are easier to eat. 

Well since Jeremy is down for Spring Break he decided he wanted spaghetti. For real spaghetti, not his wife's version. So because of this I made real marinara sauce. 

Here's what I used:
Parsley Flakes
Small Tomato Paste
Fire Roasted Tomatoes (just because they add good flavor)
Tomato Puree 28 oz
Italian Diced Tomatoes
Salt & Pepper
1 yellow onion
1/2 bell pepper
3 cloves garlic

What I did
I started off by sauteing the onion and bell pepper until it was caramelized. Then add everything else. After cooking for a few minutes I pulled out my Rival hand blender and pureed it to a slightly chunky consistency. After that I let it simmer for about 30 minutes and tasted it every so often to adjust the seasoning. I didn't exactly measure anything so I would just say season to your liking. While this was cooking I browned ground beef and boiled the pasta. After the beef was done I added it to the sauce to let it simmer with it for about 10 minutes. 

I had a few more pictures to upload, but they have disappeared from my phone. Oh well. 

How do you make spaghetti?