Grammy’s Spaghetti Sauce

Grammy’s Spaghetti Sauce. Last time my grandma (Grammy) came to visit we got to telling stories about food prices and cooking.  My Grampy was in the military so they lived less than the “high life”. 

She was telling me that she would get together with her friends at the end of the month, and pool together what food they all had for a yummy dinner together. 

She said it usually had hot dogs, but she said those dinner are some she will remember forever because of the times she shared with friends.  Having good friends when times are tough is such a blessing.
Grammy’s Spaghetti Sauce
This is her recipe for spaghetti sauce.  She gave me a hand written recipe card at my bridal shower.  I love having it.
Grammy’s Spaghetti Sauce
Grammy’s Spaghetti Sauce
1 lb ground beef
1 large onion chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
2 (16oz) cans diced tomatoes
1 (16oz) can tomato sauce
1 (12oz) can tomato paste
1 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

1. Brown beef and onion until no longer pink.  Drain.

2. Combine beef and all other ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low 6-8 hours stirring occasionally.

*This is a great recipe to freeze.  I just use a freezer ziploc bag*

*If you don’t have beef broth, you can dissolve 1 cube beef bullion in 1 cup of boiling water.*

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  1. Love the story and LOVE any recipe that combines my two favourite things = simplicity and a slow cooker. Just a quick question - when you say tomato sauce - is this like a tomato puree? We dont usually see tomato sauce as a recipe ingredient here in Australia. Thanks.

  2. I love your story about Grammy and Grampy--I made my mother's spaghetti sauce the first week my husband and I were married, however, I forgot to take into effect that my mother cooked for a family of eight--we ate spaghetti for over a week!! I wish I knew about freezing it; great tip and a great recipe to cherish. XOXO

  3. When my children were younger, they were involved with a Youth Orchestra that met once a week. We always had Spaghetti on that night, as it was a quick and easy meal to put together. No one ever left our house hungry 🙂

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