Freudian Slips: All That It Is Crocked Up to Be

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March 01, 2007

All That It Is Crocked Up to Be

This basic Italian recipe is dedicated to the single mom at work who I have been encouraging to find the kitchen. I have been trying to convince her that with the right ingredients made available, cooking does not have to be that hard. I have shared discussions and opened my cookbook to her to no avail. This recipe makes wonderful red gravy from a crockpot.

HOMEMADE ITALIAN SPAGHETTI GRAVY
by Joe Tornatore
Ingredients:

1 6oz can of tomato paste
1 28oz can of tomato puree
½ can of water from puree can
1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
4 tsps. of table sugar
1 tsp. of parsley flakes
1 tsp. of Italian seasoning
1 tsp. of minced garlic
½ tsp. of crushed red pepper
Preparations: Combine all ingredients stovetop or in a crock-pot. Stir together. Cook in crock-pot on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6 hours. Gravy should always be made with a meat base like meatballs, sausage, shredded chicken, a leftover pork chop, etc. Add your favorite meat to the crockpot.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Weary Hag said...

Oh yum. Nothing like filling the house all day with the aroma of a fresh brewing Italian sauce. I think I might add a smidgeon of olive oil and a bay leaf - but this recipe sounds simple and delish. (yes, "delish" is "delicious" when it's cooked in the microwave)

7:24 AM  
Blogger Zelda Parker said...

Microwaves are only good to warm a beverage and pop some corn. Cooking is not hard when you have a few basic tools, some ingredients and a recipe. You never know what you might create!

7:51 AM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

weary,
your two additions sound tasty.

zelda,
agreed.

8:17 AM  
Blogger rfvgardens said...

Sounds like a recipe even I could make. I wonder if it'll taste good on a pizza.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Pax Romano said...

Sounds like a great gravy! All I might add is to saute some onion and garlic in a little olive oil first in a pan on the stove, transfer it to the crock pot and go with your recipe.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Is this Pax or Whatshisname's advice from the kitchen?

9:34 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I've never made homemade spag sauce. I think you just inspired me to give it a try...

4:52 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

jessica,
Give it a try. Get back to me.

8:39 PM  

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