Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
- 2 pounds bulk Italian sausage
- 2/3 cup chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 pounds plum tomatoes, diced
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
- 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- Hot cooked spaghetti
- 1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
- 2. Add the tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, brown sugar, Italian seasoning and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Stir in cheese.
- 3. Serve desired amount over spaghetti. Cool remaining sauce; transfer to freezer containers. Freeze for up to 3 months.
- 4. To use frozen sauce: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in a saucepan and heat through. Yield: 12 servings (about 2 quarts).
3/4 cup (calculated without spaghetti) equals 231 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 778 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.