Monday, November 8, 2010

Freezer Cooking Stage 3 Spaghetti With Meat Sauce plus What's For Dinner

Last night I knew I needed to deal with some more of the hamburger sitting in our refrigerator. I had picked up 6 pounds of ground beef on sale at Cub Foods to make some freezer meals. First came Stage 1 Chili ( fantastic I think), Stage 2 Our Souper Meatloaf and now for Stage 3 it is our recipe for Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. I first made Spaghetti as a new bride in 1966. I have slowly changed it by adding more spices. I have to say it just get better as time goes on. This recipe will feed 6 but since it is usually just the 2 of us I can stretch it to 2 meals and 1 lunch for us.

Okay back to last night. I had hubby divide the 3 pounds of hamburger into half. One half went into my kettle and the other half into the freezer for future use. We will reheat our Spaghetti Sauce tonight, boil some spaghetti and butter some good bakery bread. The remaining sauce will go into the freezer for another meal.

As I browned the ground beef

my sweet hubby chopped a 1/4 of an onion for me.

Once the ground beef was browned we spooned out the grease and added the onion to brown.

To this was added sugar, salt, pepper,oregano, thyme, basil and garlic.

After stirring all together we added 16 ozs of Tomato Sauce and 8 oz of diced tomatoes and 4 oz of water.

Simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour and you are ready to eat.

Spoon over cooked Spaghetti, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese ( if desired)

There are times I will add diced mushrooms and tomato paste.

1 1/2 pounds of ground beef ( I used 85 percent)
1/4 of an onion
1/2 tsp of sugar
1/2 tsp of salt ( we are cutting down on salt)
1 tsp of pepper
1 1/2 tsp of oregano,
1 1/2 tsp of thyme
1 1/2 tsp of basil
1 tsp of garlic
1 16 oz can of tomato sauce
1 oz can of diced tomatoes
4 oz of water

I will be posting this recipe on the Internet at Monday's
Thanks for stopping by.. Lets keep saving together .. Grace


  1. I've always preferred spaghetti with meat sauce over spaghetti and meatballs, although I do make both. I ate spaghetti with meat sauce growing up though and it's my favourite. Thank you so much for sharing this with Cookbook Sundays!!!

  2. I also wanted to add thank you for becoming my newest follower!

  3. One of my favorite ways to eat leftover spaghetti sauce is spaghetti sandwiches. slice of bread, slice of cheese, cover with sauce and microwave until the cheese melts. I LOVE it!!

    Thanks so much for linking this up to Saturday's party!

    -krystal @

  4. We are retired as well. I really understand trying to keep all those ends meeting. Your meat sauce looks great. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
    Miz Helen