Spaghetti Sauce using Fresh Herbs from the Garden

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One of my favorite go-to meals to make when I’ve run out of time or don’t have anything planned for a meal that day is spaghetti. It’s quick and easy even when I make spaghetti sauce from scratch.

Several weeks back I turned an old barrel pond we had into an herb garden. Homemade spaghetti sauce is the main reason why I want my own herb garden. Cooking with fresh herbs brings a completely different kind of flavor to any dish that one prepares. Fresh definitely does make a difference.

Right now I only have fresh herbs to add to my spaghetti sauce recipe but soon I will be making my spaghetti sauce using tomatoes from the garden as well (which I’ll post about whenever the time comes).

Spaghetti Sauce using Fresh Herbs

6 oz. tomato paste
28 oz. crushed tomatoes
1 lb. of ground beef
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
2 tbsp brown sugar

Brown ground beef, until no longer pink, in a large skillet. After hamburger is completely cooked drain and rinse, return to pan and add onions and chopped bell peppers. Cook until vegetables are soft and translucent. Add tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir well. Add in remaining ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined. Cover and cook on low-medium heat for 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite pasta & garlic bread.

The Domestic Diva
The Domestic Diva

Heather is a homeschooling mom of two boys currently living in central Georgia. She has been sharing her domestic story online as a lifestyle blogger for 15 years. Through her blog and social media platforms, Heather provides a glimpse into domestic life as she shares with other stay-at-home moms how she tackles modern homemaking and the challenges of raising a family.

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  1. May 4, 2011 / 7:14 am

    Can I just tell you how jealous I am? I just bought some herb seedlings from a nursery yesterday-it's still a bit early to put them in the ground here in the cool cool northeast. Sigh.

    And BTW-I love your painted rock. You are just so cute!

    • May 6, 2011 / 11:27 am

      Thanks friend. It's a Sharpie'd rock :) Quick and Easy. I think my next project with probably be making signs for the garden (I'm starting to forget what I planted where….oops!), I found this awesome tutorial on pinterest on how to make garden signs using lids from frozen juice cans, wire coat hangers, and jewelry charms. I think they will look fabulous, whenever I collect enough juice can lids :D

      • Chriss
        May 18, 2011 / 10:21 am

        can lids should work the same and juice can lids.

        • May 18, 2011 / 10:55 am

          I think can lids would work too, I might try that but I'm a little scared of the rough edges. Thanks for commenting :)

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