homemade spaghetti sauce from tomato sauce

I have always used our family’s homemade spaghetti sauce recipe from pureed tomatoes that we froze.  Well those are now gone and I haven’t been able to secure any masses of fresh tomatoes to turn into pureed sauce.  I had to do my second alternative.

I bought a 10 pound can of tomato sauce from Sams Club and poured about half the can into the crockpot.  The rest I froze for a later meal.  I added the following:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp basil and oregano
  • 2 tsp fresh minced garlic
  • 2 tsp salt

Stir and let simmer.  If you have some diced tomatoes on hand, add those. I just didn’t and this is what I had so I had to make it work.  Tasted great, no complaints from anyone that there were tomato chunks in the sauce:)

If I could secure a large can of tomato paste, I would use that with water added.  Those are just hard to come by down here:)