I have tried to make a home made spaghetti sauce so many times and always end up adding a jar of sauce in because it just isn't quite right. 10 years later mixing recipe after recipe I think I got it. I figured out to make a turkey meat sauce with flavor that makes them come back for seconds:
  • 11/2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 2 sausage links (I used chicken) sliced
  • 1 Yellow Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 5 Large Tomatoes
  • 1 Can tomato paste
  • 1 Can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • Splash of red wine
  • salt. pepper. sugar
1. Bring a large sauce pan of water to a boil. Add all 5 tomatoes and let boil for one minute. Remove immediately and run under cold water. Peel the skins off, chop, savoring juices in a bowl and set aside.
2. Heat in a large skillet olive oil add onions, garlic, and peppers about 3 minutes. Add turkey and sausage. While meat is browning add salt pepper, red pepper flakes etc.
3. Add chopped tomatoes, can paste, tomato sauce, wine. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and let simmer uncovered for 45 minutes to an hour (let sauce thicken). In the last 10-15 minutes add Basel, parsley and if its too acidic add a pinch of sugar for taste.
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