Thursday, September 4, 2008

Granny Pat's Spaghetti Sauce

Before we begin I feel that I should let you know that this spaghetti sauce does not have 1 tomato in it. Can you believe it?! A spaghetti sauce without tomatoes....well, it does have tomato soup. Does that count? :)

This spaghetti sauce is a favorite in Jordan's family. His maternal grandmother (Pat) used to make this recipe for Jordan's mother and sister. When they grew up they started making this for their families. You can also find this recipe here on Mathew and Mary's food blog. (Mathew is Jordan's cousin) I think their recipe is a bit different as the recipe I have has been changed a tad.

Since it is such a favorite of Jordan's we make it on a regular basis. When you read the ingredients do not be put off ~ I promise it is very good!

1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp tabasco sauce
1 can tomato soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup


Brown the ground beef and onion in the olive oil. (I don't use the olive oil as I find that even the leanest ground beef has enough oil)

Drain well. Add oregano, salt, pepper, chili powder to the meat mixture.

Cook about 1-3 minutes. Add tobasco sauce, tomato and mushroom soup.

Stir well and simmer with lid on for 45 minutes stirring frequently. Serve over pasta. I also serve with a salad and garlic bread. I sprinkled a little parmesan cheese over mine but you do not have to.

1 comment:

Fleur said...

How interesting, my mother used to make it too; slightly modified; we used to add mushrooms! I think it is from the old recipes of the 60's
when everyone used Campbell's soup to make sauces with!