Remember how I planted a billion tomatoes last spring?
Well they have ripened!! And boy do I have a lot of tomoatoes!
So you’ll be seeing a bunch of tomato related recipes around here for a while.
To kick off the tomato goodness, I give you this classic yummy Freezer Spaghetti Sauce.
This is the perfect recipe to double and then throw extra portions in the freezer for an easy meal another day.
1 lb lean ground beef, browned
10 large tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 green pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
3/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1 bay leaf
2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1-2 cups water
I use a large cooking pot, fry up the ground beef right in the bottom, then add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 2-3 hours. Once the sauce has cooled off a bit I divide it into two large freezer bags.
Tip: invert the bag into a bowl or container for easier filling.
You can easily double or triple this recipe for mass production of Freezer Spaghetti Sauce.