On 7/1/2018 4:40 PM, Ellie wrote:
55 years ago a woman taught me to make spaghetti sauce using tomato paste,
tomato puree, bells seasoning, oregano, bay leaf, thyme, and I don’ remember
what else. It had the best flavor. I am sorry that I lost the recipe, and
I can’t find it since the lady died.
My son raves about you and how you find so many recipes. I hope you can
help me also.
I've searched everywhere that I can think of, including the Bell's Seasoning website,
but I cannot find a spaghetti sauce or a pasta sauce recipe with Bell's seasoning.
I'll post this for the input of my readers. Maybe one of them knows of such a recipe.
Subject: 7/1/2018 Edition Bell's Seasoning Spaghetti Sauce
Date: 9/19/2018 7:37 AM
This is from my archives.
Bell's Seasoning Spaghetti Sauce
Large can of tomatoes (I use diced, but crushed, chopped, or peeled whole work well too)
Two small cans of tomato paste
One large onion.
3 or 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 or 3 TBS Olive oil
2 or 3 carrots
1 green pepper
8 oz of mushrooms
2 tsp sugar
1/2 to 1 tsp each (or more) of:
1 Bay Leaf
Red Wine (optional)
Meat (Optional, you can use burger, italian sausage, chicken etc.)
Variations: Add red pepper flakes to the sauce to spice it up some.
In a large pot on the stove with medium to medium high heat, add enough olive oil to coat the bottom.
Brown the meat, if using. While the meat is browning, chop all of the vegetables. You want them on
the small side or your sauce will resemble a stew. Drain the meat and set aside for a few. If you are
using red wine, add it to the pot and deglaze the pan. Add a little more olive oil to the pot, and
add all of the vegetables and the garlic.
Lower the heat to medium and cook the vegetables until they sweat. Add the meat back to the pot.
Add the large can of tomatoes plus one can of water. Bring to a boil stirring occasionally. Add the
seasonings. When the sauce boiling nicely, add your tomato paste. Stir the sauce thoroughly to
incorporate the tomato paste. When the sauce is back up to a boil, add your sugar.
Reduce heat to a simmer, and simmer for 90 mins to 2 and 1/2 hours. Stir every 15 mins or so. Adjust
the seasonings to your taste while it simmers.