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Spaghetti Sauce Mix

In Alverton, Pennsylvania, Betty Claycomb keeps this blend of seasonings on hand so she can stir up speedy spaghetti sauce. "It's a snap to add browned ground beef, tomato paste and water to create a mild, pleasantly flavored sauce," she says.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    about 3 cups sauce per batch

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 3 tablespoons dried celery flakes
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste

Directions

  • Combine the first eight ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 4 batches (1 cup total).
  • To prepare spaghetti sauce: In a skillet, brown beef; drain. Stir in 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce mix, water and tomato paste. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

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