Saturday October 13th I had me a little girls night. I invited some girly friends over and told them I would make them a Jamie meal if they would bring the wine! So I made them some pasta with marinara sauce and meat-a-balls and garlic bread, and salad with Normy dressing and tiramisu for dessert. So here is the Recipe that was my inspiration for the Marinara but I changed it up some and instead of adding the meat I made meatballs and here is the original Recipe: Jo Mama’s World Famous Spaghetti (thinking this is going to be my go to marinara sauce).
Here is my recipe
2 red onions, chopped
3 -4 garlic cloves, minced
2 (28 ounce) cans petite dice tomatoes
1 (28 ounce) can purred tomatoes
2 (28 ounce) cans Whole San Marzano tomatoes
1 cup red wine
Freeze dried basil
dried parsley flakes
crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup of water
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 lb spaghetti
then add the MOST important part of the sauce…
and black pepper to taste
Stir well and barely bring to a boil.
Simmer on low, stirring occsinaly.
I simmered mine for several hours!
Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
Spoon sauce over drained spaghetti noodles add meatballs and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
I was SO distracted by the time the sauce was done with girl time and wine that I didn’t take a picture of the finished sauce!
But I did take pictures of everyone eating and drinking wine!
I also didn’t take pictures of my meatballs for a recipe for you. I just threw the recipe together and they turned out awesome!