Jo Mama's World Famous Spaghetti
Jo Mama's World Famous Spaghetti
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 16 hr
  • total: 16 hr 20 min
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  • Summary

    My kids will give up a steak dinner for this spaghetti. It is a recipe I have been perfecting for years and it is so good (if I may humbly say) that my kids are disappointed when they eat spaghetti anywhere else but home! In fact they tell me I should open a restaurant and serve only this spaghetti and garlic bread. In response to requests, I have posted the recipe for Recipe #28559 that uses approximately 1/2 of the sauce from this recipe. Have spaghetti one night and lasagna later! Thanks to all of you who have tried my recipe and have written a review. I read and appreciate every one of them! Chef Note: After I posted this recipe I remembered a funny incident--my dear husband usually has a nice bottle of wine handy so when I make a batch of spaghetti I just help myself to a splash of it. On one occasion, there wasn't a bottle opened, but there was a bottle sitting on the counter so I got out the corkscrew and helped myself. For some reason, the spaghetti that night was the best ever. My husband asked what wine I put in it and I showed him the bottle. He nearly fell off the chair. I had opened a rather expensive bottle he had bought to give his boss. Goes to show you--don't use a wine for cooking you wouldn't drink. You get the best results from a good wine!

    Ingredients

    • 2 lbs Italian sausage, casings removed (mild or hot)
    • 1 small onion, chopped (optional)
    • 3 -4 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
    • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
    • 2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
    • 2 cups water (for a long period of simmering for flavors to meld. If you don't want to simmer it as long, add less)
    • 3 teaspoons basil
    • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1/4 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
    • 1/4 cup red wine (a good Cabernet!)
    • 1 lb thin spaghetti
    • parmesan cheese

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1150 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 55 g 84.56%
    • Saturated Fat: 23 g 114.21%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 142 mg 47.37%
    • Sodium: 2226 mg 92.76%
    • Calcium: 495 mg 49.47%
    • Potassium: 794 mg 22.67%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 20.68%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 104 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 10 g 38.34%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 51 g
    • Alcohol: 2 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 10.94%
    • Vitamin C 82.98%
    • Vitamin D 1.06%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat9
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables10
    • Exchange - Lean Meat5
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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