Spaghetti Sauce

I’ve been experimenting over the course of several months with trying to make a good spaghetti sauce. I’ve reached a point of consistency, and test driven this sauce with a couple of people (with good results), so it is time to share the recipe with the world!

It’s not terribly exciting sauce, and it is quite basic, but tasty. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s for a SINGLE SERVING. Having to cook for myself most of the time, I’ve found the typical family-to-dinner-party sized recipe to always be way too much for just one (or two).

Anyway, onward to the one-person spaghetti sauce recipe! (Which can be easily doubled)

* 1 tsp olive oil
* 1/2 medium onion diced
* 1 garlic clove finely chopped
* red wine vinegar
* 1 8-oz can of tomato sauce
* Basil
* Oregano
* Chopped bay leaves
* Black pepper
* Cinnamon
* Parmesian cheese

I use a skillet to make this, but I suppose a sauce pan would work. Heat the oil in a skillet on medium-high. Add onions and garlic and cook for a bit. Add some red wine vinegar and stir up the onions, cook for several minutes. Add the tomato sauce and stir, reduce the heat to medium-low. Add spices in amounts to your liking, you only need a very small amount of cinnamon. Cook the sauce until it starts to thicken (maybe 5-7 minutes), stirring frequently. Add parmesian cheese to your liking (I usually use like 1/4 cup) and stir. When the sauce thickens it is ready to serve! It is the perfect amount for pasta for one person.