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Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce

This main course is a go to option – especially when traveling with access to a kitchen as there are few ingredients and they can be found most places. We even cook and bring with us camping! Only recently have I discovered how clean it really is! The trick to this sauce is the consistency – the chopping of the sausage after browning allows for a smooth sauce. Thanks Mom.


1 pound Italian Sausage (I use Trader Joes Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage, however Mild works as well)

1 Yellow onion, chopped

2 – 4 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon olive oil

3 cans tomato sauce

1 Tablespoon Basil

1 Tablespoon Oregano

1/4 cup red wine


Brown sausage in large pot – drain. Put cooked sausage in Cuisinart with chopping blade and pulse until very fine (or chop finely with a knife if you don’t have a food processor). Cook onion and garlic in pot in olive oil until soft. Add in sausage and all other ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 2-3 hours. Serve with noodles – Rice noodles, Spaghetti Squash and polenta are great gluten free options.