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Spaghetti sauce

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by Wrecky, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. Wrecky

    Wrecky Valkyrie Staff Member Mod Squad

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    Everyone likes spaghetti :hungry: But everyone makes their sauce a little differently. I want to know what you put in yours, and more specifically what you don't.
    Classic American spaghetti sauce usually includes: ground beef, onion, garlic, green bell pepper, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, basil, salt & black pepper.
    Classic Itallian spaghetti bolognese is pretty different because it's primarily a meat sauce and not tomato based. Different ingredients it usually includes are: Olive oil, bacon, minced beef, carrots, celery, rosemary, thyme, milk and red wine.

    The spaghetti sauce I make (and am making right now) is a mix between the two styles, different ingredients I use are mushrooms, spinach and cinnamon.
    What do you guys use?
     
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    tomato base, shred carrot, smoked paprika, italian seasoning blend, garlic, olive oil
     
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  3. Wrecky

    Wrecky Valkyrie Staff Member Mod Squad

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    I'm adding shredded carrots to mine right now thanks to you :D2 Sometimes when I want to sneak more vegetables into Mr Wreckys diet I'll add finely chopped cauliflower, zucchini and eggplant. He has no idea :troll:
     
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    Nice, report back when you've tried the smoked paprika. It is everything.
     
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    Wrecky Valkyrie Staff Member Mod Squad

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    Did I forget to list paprika? I don't have smoked right now, but I always add a little paprika and sometimes a touch of cayenne pepper :D Amazing, and the cinnamon really elevates the flavours.
     
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    yah you gotta get smoked paprika next time you at the grocery store
     
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    I will try cinnamon next time
     
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    Karlijn Nexopian youngster Staff Member Mod Squad

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    I will have to ask my mom :P
     
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    Please do!
     
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    I like to switch it up a little bit each time, but I like adding a lot of ingredients and need it to be meaty and filling.
    I add lots of garlic, onion, carrots, tomatoes and celery. I don't like to add bell peppers or zucchini.
    Definitely needs a nicely seasoned hamburger, but I like to add other meats as well, usually sausages of some time, often chorizo.
    I love mushrooms so I always add a good helping of that. Hmmm... trying to remember what else I like to add.
     
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    Mr Wrecky likes the meat to be about 80% ground beef and 20% ground pork. Totally not my jam, but I do it for him occasionally to compensate for when I add quinoa or couscous (which is what I like)
     
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    I generally like a bit of pork as well, need some of dat fat.
     
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    I consider using just lean ground beef instead of extra lean to be fatty enough :imslow:
     
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    Fat makes everything taste better.
     
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    Wrecky Valkyrie Staff Member Mod Squad

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    Yeah but I want to live to see 30 :D2
     
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    I'm going to die from something else far before the fat kills me.
     
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    I hope not syphilis, it's an ugly death
     
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    I'm actually afraid of dying of syphilis even though I'm clean and should never catch it.
     
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    I am too, even though I've never even met someone that had it, scary stuff. :nailbiting: