Monday, September 22, 2008

Make a Mix Monday - Spaghetti Sauce Mix

It's often difficult to find already prepared sauces that do not contain high-fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils. Even if you do find some without these ingredients, it is difficult to control the amount of sugar in them. After many trial and error evenings eating spaghetti with different types of sauce, I think we have finally found a winner.

We also want to have something that's as easy and convenient as pre-made sauce. So here it is!

Spaghetti Sauce Mix

1 cup cornstarch
1 cup dried minced onion
1 cup dried parsley
3/4 cup dehydrated bell peppers (found at health food stores or online at HomeStyle Mercantile)
1/2 cup Italian Seasoning
2 Tbsp garlic granules
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper seasoning

Mix and store in a tight fitting container...I like to use a canning jar.

To use: Mix 1/4 cup of seasoning mix with 1 can of tomato paste and 2 cups of water. Simmer for 10 minutes to incorporate flavors. Feel free to add a pound of browned ground beef, prepared meatballs or your other favorite meats.

This also makes a great sauce for lasagna!

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