Oddly enough, I've never made homemade spaghetti sauce. I love Classico sauces, so I usually just add meat and a ton of veggies to them.
I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to use it as my base. I made some changes, mostly adding a million vegetables that were on their last legs. For some reason I love green peppers and mushrooms in my pasta sauce.
I was a little bit sad when I went down to give it a stir and it was soupy. Maybe it's because I added too many veggies? Maybe I didn't drain the tomatoes enough? I'm sure it will taste fine, but does anyone have any tricks to thicken spaghetti sauce?
I hate to be a penny pincher here, but a bottle of sauce its $3.49 max. By the time you add meat and veggies you're likely looking at about $10 and ready in 30 mins max.
If I do a rough tally of my sauce from last night:
Tomato sauce = 2 x $1.49
Tomato Paste = 2 x $0.79
Diced tomatoes = 2 x $0.99
Veggies = ~$5.00
Meat = $4.99
Just that right there is almost $17.00, plus the prep time, plus the 8 hour cooking time.
Tell me again why people make their own sauce? Enlighten me, please.