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Polish Spaghetti Sauce

October 3, 2009 Recipe Roundup No Comments
Spaghetti Plate

Spaghetti Plate

Well, this has no “Polish” ingredients per se, but since I am full blooded Polish from both sides of my family, I tend to call what ever recipe I concoct “Polish Something”.  Enjoy!

Basic Recipe for Polish Spaghetti Sauce:

  • 1 lb. ground sirloin (or ground white meat turkey)
  • 1 large sweet Vidalia onion (or other variety to your liking)
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced (or you can use the jar minced garlic) add as much or as little to your liking
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • Season to your liking:
  • Mrs. Dash (we don’t use salt, so use the original or any other flavor of Mrs. Dash, or you can use salt)
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 jar Newman’s Own Sockarooni Pasta Sauce
  • 2 regular cans of stewed tomatoes, Italian flavor
  • 1 small container of fresh sliced mushrooms (I prefer the Baby Bella variety)

Brown meat in large skillet with next 8 ingredients (through the fresh ground pepper).  Continue to cook until all ingredients are cooked through.  While the meat is browning, in a separate large stew pot you can be heating up the next 3 ingredients.  When meat is done, combine with the sauce pot, cook on low to medium for about 15 minutes and you are ready to eat.  Or you can add the last 3 ingredients directly to your skillet with the meat mixture, if it is large enough like a big electric skillet, and cook the sauce together about 30 minutes or so till thick.  Serve over your favorite pasta, preferably whole wheat for extra flavor.

If you are cooking for a crowd, you can use larger quantities of all ingredients, just add proportionately.  Also, it is better to have large chunks of the diced vegetables for extra texture to the sauce.

Since it is hard for me to cook for 2 people (my husband and I), what I usually do is after the meat is done in a separate skillet, I divide it in two (2) and only use half the meat mixture into the sauce pot and save the other half of the meat as a base for tacos, enchiladas, chili, etc.  This can really stretch your food budget.

La-Di-Da Ladies Serving Suggestion:

Serve with whole wheat pasta (angel hair or thin spaghetti) for a lighter touch, along with garlic bread and your favorite salad greens.

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