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Spaghetti Sauce Mix

 Spaghetti Sauce Mix
In Alverton, Pennsylvania, Betty Claycomb keeps this blend of seasonings on hand so she can stir up speedy spaghetti sauce. "It's a snap to add browned ground beef, tomato paste and water to create a mild, pleasantly flavored sauce," she says.
48 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.


  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 3 tablespoons dried celery flakes
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste


  • Combine the first eight ingredients. Store in an airtight container
  • in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: 4 batches (1 cup
  • total).
  • To prepare spaghetti sauce: In a skillet, brown beef; drain. Stir in
  • 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce mix, water and tomato paste. Bring to a
  • boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for
  • 20 minutes.
  • Yield: about 3 cups sauce per batch.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a

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Wine (continued)
medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.