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Delectable Pasta Sauce

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Serves | Prep Time 5 minutes | Cook Time 6 hours

Why I Love This Recipe

Have you ever noticed how most Italian families eat so much sauce that it is just pouring out of their ears? Well, my family is just one of those millions of families that loves sauce. Ever since I was very young, I have always loved good Italian sauce with angel hair pasta and a big, juicy meatball on top. Whenever I get sad, pasta and sauce makes me feel better than good. I guess for Italians, pasta and sauce can cure anything.

The recipe that I have chosen for the Team Falcon cookbook is my dad’s famously delicious pasta sauce. I have had several memories helping my dad make this amazing sauce, but this one definitely stood out from the rest. It was a frigid winter day in December, only six days away from Christmas and I was helping my dad prep to make sauce. As we started making the red tomato filled concoction, we were both on the same page thinking that today’s day of cooking would be like all of the other times. Little did we know that the sauce wasn’t being heated up on the stove at level 2 but at 8. We had made the sauce at one pm and had planned on letting it take its time, slowly simmering for the rest of the afternoon and then, just having dinner a little bit later than we usually did. While my little brother Jimmy and I were helping my dad to clean the house, the sauce was already was done and ready for eating because it was being cooked on such a high temperature. When it was 7 pm, my dad went to check on the sauce and the next thing I knew, my name was being called, “ Courtney, Courtney, can you come here really quick?”

I went over to see what was going on and that’s when I found out. The sauce was cooking on too high a heat and burned. The color of the sauce was still red, but once we stirred it, there were little blackish-brown specks scattered throughout it. That night, we still ate the sauce because we didn’t want to waste it. Surprisingly, it tasted the same, but still wasn’t the same as sauce that was cooked the way it was suppose to.

Since that sauce incidence, my dad, my little brother, and l always check the stove’s heat so that we don’t have to go through the same thing again. A good lesson that was learned here is to always double and triple check what temperature you are cooking your food on so that you will have delicious and not burned food.

Submitted by: "Courtney L."

Ingredients You'll Need

3 large cans of diced tomatoes
3 large cans of crushed tomatoes
4 cloves of garlic
1 large can of tomato paste
2 lbs of meatballs
2 tbsp of oregano
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 tbsp of salt
1 tbsp of pepper
1-2 tbsp of sugar
2 tbsp of basil
2 lbs of sausage


In a large pot, add the olive oil.

Once the oil is heated, toss in the garlic.

After the garlic is fried up,mix in the tomato paste, pepper,salt,oregano, and basil.

Once well blended, add the diced tomato cans and the sausage and meatballs(optional).

Simmer on low for around 6 or 6 ½ hours. After 6 to 6 ½ serve with pasta and enjoy:).

Source: Family Recipe

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