By special request, here’s the recipe for how to make homemade pasta sauce from scratch like a boss. If you’re tired of over-salted sauce from jars then you’re in the right place.
- 1 can San Marzano tomatoes
- 3-5 cloves of garlic
- 3-4 basil leaves
- A few pinches of salt
- A few pinches of pepper
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 servings of pasta (about 4-6 oz)
- Fill a big pot with water and salt to boil the pasta and put it on medium heat (it should be boiling by the time the sauce is put together in later steps).
- Put a big pan on low heat with plenty of olive oil.
- Mince the garlic cloves and add to the pan
- While that’s going on, putting the tomatoes in a big bowl and crush them by hand until they’re in small pieces (I saw grandmas in Italy do this, it’s the authentic way 👌).
- Add the tomatoes to the garlic in the pan along with the salt and basil leaves and mix thoroughly. Add some spices like cumin, red pepper, oregano etc to give the sauce more character.
- Cover the sauce and keep this on medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes depending on how much time you have to make food, the longer the better.
- The water in the pasta pot should also be boiling at this point, add your pasta and leave on simmer for 12-15 minutes.
- Take another pan, put it on medium-low heat with some olive oil and cook the ground beef with some salt, pepper, and whatever other spices you might want to add.
- After the ground beef is done cooking, the sauce and pasta should be done too. Drain the pasta but save 1/4 cup of the pasta water.
- Add the ground beef, pasta, and pasta water to the big pan with the sauce and let it simmer for a few minutes to let them all get to know each other.
- Once the pasta water has boiled off and the sauce is thick, you’re ready to serve!