Recipe of the Week: Homemade Pasta Sauce

Reader “Sis in Montana” kindly sent us one of her family’s favorite recipes:

Mom’s Quick Homemade Pasta Sauce


5 – 8 oz. Cans of Tomato Sauce
1-1/2 tsp. Dried Parsley
1-1/2 tsp. Dried Oregano
1 tsp. Dried Basil
1 TBSP. Garlic Powder
2 tsp. Onion Powder
1 Pint (or 1 pound) Browned Hamburger


Combine all ingredients, mix thoroughly, and simmer for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. This can simmer while you are preparing the pasta of your choice.


This recipe can be made with storage foods, including canned browned hamburger.

This goes well with garlic bread. If you are out of French Bread for making garlic bread, then you can use toast with garlic butter or even toasted hamburger buns or hotdog buns, with garlic butter.