sweet and sour spaghetti sauce

Sweet and Sour Spaghetti Sauce

This is an unusual spaghetti sauce.  It’s not as sweet as most commercially bought sauces.  Sweet and sour spaghetti sauce makes a big batch that can be frozen until needed.


3 kg tomatoes sliced in large chunks

sweet and sour spaghetti sauce

1 large Spanish onion

1 cup white vinegar

3/4 cup sugar

2 diced garlic cloves

5 bay leaves

bunch of roughly chopped fresh basil (to taste)

thyme leaves (to taste)

1 roughly chopped chipotle pepper

2 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

2 cups chopped mushrooms

1 tbsp butter


Saute mushrooms in butter until cooked. 

Add to the rest of the ingredients in a large pot. 

Bring to a boil on medium high and simmer until thickened to desired consistency. 

Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

Note:  If you prefer a sweeter sauce the sugar can be increased to taste.

Try Chunky Freezer Spaghetti Sauce.

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