Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Uncle Chuck's sauce recipe

By popular request, here's the recipe for Uncle Chuck's spaghetti sauce:

  • 2.5 lbs ground chuck
  • Ragu spaghetti sauce, 1 lg (48 oz) and 1 medium (27.7 oz) jar.
  • 2 large onions
  • cooking sherry
  • 12-oz Hunts tomato paste
  • sugar
  • 1 box chopped fresh mushrooms
Brown beef and drain in colander.  Dice the onions.  Brown the onions in butter and 1/2 cup sherry in a large pot.  At the end of browning, add mushrooms.  Add the tomato paste, 8-12 tbsp sugar, 1/3 bottle of sherry and the Ragu.  (Use some of the sherry to rinse out the Ragu jars).  Add the meat.

Cook over LOW heat (be sure it does not burn) for several hours.

Serve over thin vermicelli.