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Let's get Saucy!!

Updated: Mar 25, 2020

Lord Honey, here's a trick to make fixin' a delicious meal a li'l easier--my "Crazy Starter Sauce." I call it Crazy--'cause it's crazy how many different meals y'all can plan and make with this one simple recipe--Sloppy Joes, Chili, Pasta dishes, Hotdog Sauce, Taco dishes, Goulash--the list is endless. Keep some in the freezer so y'all have a head-start for a quick and tasty, saucy meal.

Crazy Starter Sauce

Jason Smith, FNS

Makes about 4 cups,


1-pound breakfast sausage or ground beef (or 1/2 pound of each)

1-medium onion, minced

1-10.75 ounce can tomato soup

2-cups tomato ketchup

1-cup water

2-tsp garlic powder

1-TBSP onion powder

1-TBSP dried basil

1-TBSP dried oregano

1-tsp chili powder

1-tsp white sugar

Salt and Pepper to taste


· Place the meat in a skillet over medium heat, brown and scramble.

· Add the onion and cook until starts to soften.

· Pour the soup, ketchup and water in meat and mix to combine.

· Add the seasonings and herbs and stir to combine, let cook for about 15-20 mins on low.

· Ready to serve or be used as the base in a variety of dishes.

TIPS: Make ahead and freeze and use as the base sauce in your favorite dishes: Sloppy Joes, pasta dishes, hot dog sauce, chili, taco dishes, goulash--use your imagination.


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