Spicy Spaghetti

10 Feb


This is dinner tonight. I think I can call it an original recipe, because it is a thoughtful combination of about four recipes from the internet. I recommend it for people who don’t like chunks in their spaghetti sauce.

Aunt Emmy’s Spicy Spaghetti Sauce

Olive oil
1 lb. ground beef (optional)
1 T. garlic
26 oz. tomato sauce
6 oz. tomato paste
1 t. Worcester
2 t. red wine vinegar
1 bay leaf
1 t. oregano
2 T. sugar
2 t. dry parsley
1 t. basil
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1+ t. red pepper flakes
1-2 c. water (optional)

Brown beef in olive oil, adding garlic near the end. Pour off excess liquid, or don’t. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer a good while. Serves six, or two people three times.


If it looks like this, you’re doing it right.

no cat



6 Responses to “Spicy Spaghetti”

  1. The D February 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    Looks great! As you know, I am VERY pro-spaghetti. Buon appeteet!

    • littleapartment February 11, 2013 at 8:51 am #

      Thanks! It was a little different this time because I don’t have measuring spoons at the new house yet. But still good.

  2. Mom February 10, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    And spicy! whew!

    • littleapartment February 11, 2013 at 8:53 am #

      Yep. I don’t really like bell pepper so I had to do something peppery. The first time I made it vegetarian and it was extremely spicy but the beef mellows it out a lot.

  3. stephaniegerow February 12, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    looks very good!

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