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                          PAT'S FAMOUS PASTA SAUCE
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Sauces
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       qt           Tomatoes
    1                    30 oz jar Spaghetti Sauce
    1       cn           20 oz tomato sauce
    3       cn           Tomato paste
    4       tb           Italian seasoning
      1/2   ts           Ground sage
    2       ts           Garlic powder or salt
    1       tb           Oregano
    1       t            Parsley
    2       tb           Sugar
      1/2   c            Romano cheese, grated
      1/2   c            Parmesan cheese, grated
   NOTE: It is best to use fresh canned tomatoes and when
   you use the spaghetti sauce, the thicker the better
   (we use Prego). In a very LARGE pot, using a vegetable
   mill, grind tomatoes to remove seeds and hard pulp.
   Pour the tomato sauce and spaghetti sauce in the mill,
   and process it.If the tomatoes you added were watery,
   you might want to add a second jar/can of spaghetti
   sauce. Clean the jars out with water. The point you
   are trying to do is to retain as much of the essence
   of the ground whole tomatoes as possible. Discard the
   debris. Add the tomato paste directly to the tomato
   mixture. (Note, clean the cans of paste as best as
   possible... you want them to be very clean.)
   Mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.
   Add all spices and the cheeses and mix well. Cover and
   place on very low heat. If you wish to add meatballs
   to the sauce while it is cooking now is the time to
   make them. Once made, add them directly to the sauce.
   As it cooks you may want to adjust the spices and the
   cheeses depending on your tastes. We add at least
   another tablespoon of oregano, 2 table- spoons of
   parsley, a little more salt, and at least another 1/2
   cup each of romano and parmesan cheeses. Stir every
   half hour or so to prevent scorching on the bottom of
   the pot. When the sauce is cooked down to your taste
   (and the meatballs are done to your liking), remove
   from heat and let sit for 1/2 hour.
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