I know a lot of things taste better when they are homemade. I'm sure pasta sauce is one of those things. But honestly, the store bought sauce is probably better than what I can make and it is cheaper too. It does lack "substance" though, so I add my own.
This is one of those recipes that really has no exact amounts. Play it by ear, add more or less of what you want. If you want a larger batch, add more veggies, meat and another jar of sauce.
I always use zucchini, yellow squash, red onion and sliced mushrooms. My family did not like it with green peppers added, so sometimes I will add red, yellow or orange peppers if the price is right. We like sweet Italian sausage, but your family might prefer ground beef. As for the sauce, I buy what ever is on sale and the chunkier the better.
While the meat is browning, slice up the veggies.
Cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer all day long. About an hour before serving, remove the lid and continue to simmer.
One of the best things about this sauce is it makes a lot. From this pot of sauce, Hubs and I had two dinners. I put enough sauce for two into small containers to put into the freezer and I got four containers. Four more meals with nothing to do but boil pasta. My kind of meal.
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