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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cooking for a Crowd: Spaghetti Sauce

My family likes to save money when we have parties. One way to do so is to cook everything ourselves, instead of hiring a caterer. Today, I wanted to give you a recipe for spaghetti sauce that will feed a crowd. This recipe is best made in an 18 quart roast pan. We bought most of our sauces and tomato paste at Costco.

Ingredients:

2 onions
3 cans diced tomatoes
2 #10 cans of tomato sauce
1 #10 can on spaghetti sauce
1 heaping tsp of garlic minced
2 (28 oz) cans of crushed tomatoes
4 (6 oz) cans of tomato paste
1 tsp sugar

Onion and garlic salt, italian seasoning, parsley, oregano to taste
1 pound of each: ground meat, hot and sweet sausage

Look at the deliciousness! 
In a skillet brown your meat and sausage in a little oil. Once browned place off to the side. Combine your onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, and crushed tomatoes. *Sweat your onions down first, then add the garlic. Then your tomatoes.*

Open your tomato sauces and spaghetti sauces (we like Contadina) and pour them into your roaster. (We turned the roaster on 250). Add your onion and tomato mix into the sauce. Next, add your tomato paste. Then add your meat and seasonings. 

Turn the roaster temperature to 275 for 20 minutes, then turn down to 150 degrees. We don't need our sauce until Saturday so we will cook it on low all day tomorrow. 

This recipe will probably feed around 30-40 people. 

If you will be cooking for a crowd, there is nothing simpler than spaghetti. It feeds a lot of people, is delicious, and is quick. 

How do you cook for a crowd? I'd love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and let me know!!
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