These homemade pasta sauce recipes are outstanding - imagine fresh robust tomato flavor instead of a tinny flavor.
If you are buying sauce from a can or even bottled sauce, you are really missing out. Any of the recipes below can be used as homemade pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce.
I've included this with my homemade pasta recipes. It's a must. This garlic butter sauce goes perfectly with freshly made pasta, including the stuffed variety. Makes the flavors "pop."
GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE
1 cup homemade unsalted butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp salt (if butter is salted, omit salt)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp oregano
Melt the butter over medium heat and add the ingredients. Cook, stirring, until the garlic is lightly browned. Toss with pasta and serve with grated cheese. Yum.
MEATY PASTA SAUCE WITH SPARE RIBS
2 TBS oil
2 lbs pork spare ribs, cut into serving pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp homemade garlic powder
1/2 tsp homemade onion powder
1 can (28 oz) plum tomatoes
6 oz homemade tomato paste
3/4 cup water
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp oregano
Heat oil in large pan over medium-high and brown the spare ribs. Add chopped onion, onion powder, garlic powder, garlic powder and cook. Stir often until the onion is transparent.
Add the tomatoes, crushing them in your hand with juice. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours, or until meat starts to fall away from the bone. Stir often while simmering.
This can be made ahead of time and frozen for a future occasion.