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bek s spiced up spaghetti sauce

Desciption

this does not qualify as made from scratch - but each time i've tried to do that, my family revolts and says "we like yours better!" i've been asked for the recipe many times, too, so what the heck - here it is on zaar in all it's glory. don't get me wrong, this takes a lot more time than opening a jar, and it makes enough to feed an army. it does freeze very well, though. the best part is, you can use any or all of the veggies and really pack a nutritional punch. i've even added finely diced carrots and it still turned out great. i will say that, imho, the hot italian sausage really makes the sauce. i *suppose* you can use sweet, if you really need too...

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Steps

  1. Remove casings from sausage links and slice
  2. In a large stockpot over medium high heat
  3. Brown the sausage
  4. Drain off grease if desired
  5. "i usually dont"
  6. Reduce heat to medium
  7. Add onion
  8. Green pepper
  9. Garlic
  10. Pesto
  11. Eggplant
  12. Zucchini
  13. And mushrooms
  14. "simmer for an additional 10 -15 minutes - it doesnt have to be done
  15. Just softened"
  16. "the eggplant will start to get mushy - it will eventually become the thickening agent for the sauce
  17. So dont worry if it starts looking weird !"
  18. Add the wine
  19. Tomatoes
  20. And spaghetti sauce
  21. Stir until all ingredients are blended
  22. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for another 20 - 30 minutes to really blend in the flavors
  23. Serve over your favorite pasta and garnish with parmesan cheese
  24. Or do whatever you usually do with spaghetti sauce !

Step 12

Total Time in Minute 60

Ingredients Count 12

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Ingredients

Hot italian sausage link

Onion

Green pepper

Garlic cloves

Pesto sauce

Eggplant

Zucchini

Fresh mushrooms

Dry red wine

Crushed tomatoes

Tomatoes and green chilies

Spaghetti sauce

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