Michael's spaghetti sauce

Yield: 8 cups

Measure Ingredient
12 ounces Tomato paste
16 ounces Tomato sauce
28 ounces Tomato puree
28 ounces Tomatoes, crushed
4 \N Garlic cloves
1 large Bay leaf
1 tablespoon Sugar
½ teaspoon Black pepper, ground
1 tablespoon Oregano
1 tablespoon Thyme
1 teaspoon Coriander
2 teaspoons Rubbed sage
2 teaspoons Cilantro (or less; optional)
2 tablespoons Parsley
2 teaspoons Basil
½ teaspoon Red pepper, crushed
1 medium Onion
⅓ cup Olive oil
1 tablespoon Sesame oil
½ pounds Italian sausage, sweet
½ pounds Ground beef, lean
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Sesame oil
2 tablespoons Olive oil
⅓ cup Bread crumbs
1 teaspoon Sage
2 teaspoons Rosemary
1 teaspoon Thyme
1 teaspoon Basil
½ cup Sherry




Chop the garlic very finely. Chop the onion. Combine in a suitable pot the tomato products and seasonings. Bring to a simmer.

In a bowl, combine the meatball ingredients except the sherry. Break this mixture apart into small balls or bits according to preference.

Heat a wok or skillet and saute the meat mixture until cooked to 'rare'. Do not overcook or singe the meat. Remove the grease from the meat mixture by straining in a colander, then return to the hot wok or skillet and reheat. Add sherry and reduce. Add this to the sauce in the pot. Simmer this mixture on the lowest possible heat for 6 or 7 hours. Stir occasionally.


* An exotically spiced spaghetti sauce with meat -- This is a very adaptable sauce which can be used in any recipe requiring tomato sauces. Best on spaghetti with garlic bread! * I have found that Hunt's tomato products deliver the best flavor for this sauce; they are somewhat sweeter and less acidic than other brands. I always use Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce.

* This spaghetti sauce is the work of about 2 years experimentation.

It has won some of the local cooking contests here in Maine.

: Difficulty: easy but tedious.

: Time: 1 hour preparation, 7 hours cooking.

: Precision: approximate measurement OK.

: Michael R. Dow

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