Many years ago I was gifted a hand written cook book by an older Kitchen Witch. This has become my prize possession and has followed me in all my moves and travels, usually carefully packed right where I can see it!
This spaghetti sauce recipe is a firm favorite and seems to be loved by everyone who eats it. While it seems complex at first glance, it does all its cooking in a crock pot so you can put it together then simply walk away.
Eat it right away or bottle it for a later date.
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 2 T. Olive Oil
- 6 Cloves Garlic – Pressed or minced
- 1 Medium Green Pepper – chopped
- 1 large Onion – chopped
- 1 T. Dried Oregano
- 1 t. Dried Basil
- ½ lb lean pork, trimmed & Cubed
- Salt & Pepper
- 28oz can Italian tomatoes with juice
- 12 oz can tomato paste
- 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 lb sweet Italian sausages
- 1 lb hot Italian sausages
- ¼ c. Parmesan Cheese
- ¼ lb Provolone – Grated
- Heat oil in pot on high; add pork cubes and garlic. Cook for 20 minutes; stir to turn pork.
- Add seasonings, onion, and peppers. Cook 10 minutes; stir to blend.
- Adjust seasonings and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add to the above ingredients, Italian Tomatoes in Juice, Tomato Paste, Tomato Sauce. Stir after each addition to break up the tomatoes and blend.
- Pierce sausages with a fork and place along edge of pot lengthwise with sausages touching side of pot.
- Cook one hour on high; stir.
- Cook 3 hours low; stirring to blend.
- Add cheese; simmer to blend.
I like to leave it alone to cook on low for another 6-8 hours. Stirring it whenever I remember.
Like all good home cooked meals this one rides high in protective and prosperity energies. It also carries with it a healthy dose of inspiration and creativity.Bay Leaves - psychic powers, achievement, education, creativity, divination, dreams, healing, protection, awareness, purification, wishing
Olive Oil - Fidelity, marriage, peace, protection
Garlic – protection, health, strength, endurance, male fertility, male potency, courage, inspiration
Green Pepper – prosperity, security, strength, energy, comfort
Onion – oaths, promises, warding, protection, health, banishing, virility, potency, male fertility, energy, psychic, spiritual
Oregano - peace, tranquility, protection, luck, health, loneliness, heartbreak, psychic powers, dreams, privacy, legal, homesickness
Basil - love, protection, harmony, money
Pork - Strength; fertility; luck; prosperity; longevity
Tomato - werewolves, protection, warding, health, money, luck, love
Cheese - completion, enhancing energy