Monday, January 9, 2017

Grandma's Spaghetti Sauce

My Grandma Heringhausen was one of a kind. She was beautiful inside and out, and whenever people ask me where I first learned to cook, I tell them from her (and my mom, of course). When we were really little, my sisters and I would take turns stepping up on a stool to help her make pancakes (which we called pan-e-cakes because they were mini) and sausage. She was an awesome cook, and I often remember walking into her house and smelling this sauce simmering. The ingredients are so minimal, but the magic happens as the sauce cooks. My dad would eat this sauce by itself (which is totally fine), but I like mine with a little pasta to help soak up all the flavor.

I've been missing my Grandma a lot lately since she never got to see me become a chef. I know she would love listening to all my cooking stories! So this blog post is dedicated to her and I hope I'm making her proud.


1. In a large skillet or saucepan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat and add the parsley, onion and garlic. Cook until the onions are soft.


2. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine.


3. Brown the ground beef in a separate skillet, then add to the sauce. Simmer over low heat for three hours, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.






Grandma's Spaghetti Sauce
Serves 8

All you need:
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
4 medium onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/4 cup olive oil
2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 pound ground beef
Salt and pepper, to taste

All you do:
1. In a large skillet or saucepan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat and add the parsley, onion and garlic. Cook until the onions are soft.
2. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and stir to combine.
3. Brown the ground beef in a separate skillet, then add to the sauce. Simmer over low heat for three hours, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

1 comment:

  1. Dad teared up with this wonderfully touching tribute to Grandma! Thanks for sharing this family recipe!

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