Welcome to another installment of our Cooking with Food Storage series! This time I’m sharing one of our favorite recipes made entirely from Food Storage items! That’s right all shelf stable ingredients can make the most delicious dishes! This homemade spaghetti sauce is really easy too make. And quite delicious! After you taste this, you won’t be able to go back to Spaghetti sauce purchased from the store. Obviously if you have access to fresh ingredients; it is even more amazing in flavor. But we are focusing on cooking with food storage so that is what I will be showcasing.
Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
I love how easy this recipe is! It takes very little time to throw it all together. As I have the noodles boiling I can blend this up faster than it takes the water to boil! And our entire family prefers this homemade spaghetti sauce recipe over any spaghetti sauce we have ever purchased from the store.
- 2 Cans Stewed Tomatoes
- 2 cans Tomato Paste
- 1 Tablespoon Onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Oregano
- 1 Tablespoon Italian herb spices
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick California Style Garlic Pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
If the power is out, this can still be made by doing your best crushing and blending with a whisk and your own elbow strength. But if you have power, why not enjoy the benefit of using a blender? Our Blendtec blender perfectly blends this sauce in less than 23 seconds and then we are ready to go. So I always use it to cut down on preparation time. But it can be done even if the power goes out.
To be authentic to eating solely what is in your food storage; you can leave the sauce as is and it still makes quite a delicious dish on top of a bed of noodles (also from your food storage). But if there isn’t a crisis happening, or if you happened to prepare ahead you may have some Hamburger stocked up in your freezer. I always use our FoodSaver to keep our Hamburger in our freezer. It keeps it free of freezer burn and lets us store our hamburger a lot longer in our freezer. Or maybe you found some freeze dried hamburger. And possibly you prepped some cheese to the shelf stable state. Those can be added to make this dish even better!
Simply brown the hamburger, then add the sauce. Mix and heat. Pour over the noodles and top with some shredded cheese.
If you are growing your own herbs, also top it off with some cilantro! It is quite delicious.
Complete the meal with some homemade french bread which you can butter, sprinkle with garlic powder and toast to make your own garlic bread! Just because you are eating from food storage doesn’t mean the meal has to be boring. You can be quite creative and enjoy some truly delicious meals!
Because this is such a favorite dish, we make sure that we have a good supply of canned stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, noodles and herbs well stocked in our food storage. My sister also makes this recipe quite often. But her spaghetti sauce always turns out better than mine because she uses Home canned stewed tomatoes versus the cans of stewed tomatoes that I buy. But I’m hoping to change that next summer; as I have plans to learn to can my own tomatoes when the season comes again. So if you happen to have your own home canned stewed tomatoes, I highly recommend using those as they produce a more fresh and rich flavor.
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