Home Cooking 5

Trying to recreate an old family recipe

kryrinn | Oct 25, 201301:26 PM

In preparation for a funeral in a few days, I'm trying to recreate my grandfather's spaghetti sauce recipe. He wrote it down, once, a few days before he passed several years ago, but it's currently sitting in a storage unit 2000 miles away. He got this recipe from an Italian woman that he dated prior to leaving for WWII, but he went to the war and never married her - and broke her heart and she never married.

Known ingredients:
Oregano (lots)
Bay leaf
Tomatoes/tomato paste from a can
Brown sugar

All the ingredients are fairly standard - but the technique in all the recipes I can find starts with "put the meat in a pot and brown it", but my grandfather never did that - he always made meatballs separate.

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