Basic Tomato Sauce

Submitted by Ruth
Serves 2


5 truss tomatoes, skinned, diced, & crushed 2 tbsp tomato paste
large handful of oregano large handful marjoram
small handful parsley small handful basil
small package pine nuts ½ c. button mushrooms, diced
1 medium onion, quartered salt
pepper 1 c. vegetable stock or broth


  1. Slit the skins on the tomatoes & put them in boiling water for a minute to get the skins off.  Once skinned, put them in the blender to crush them.  Add tomato paste to thicken it.  Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the onion, herbs, & pine nuts until neatly smooth.
  3. In a nonstick pan, cook the mushrooms & onion/herb mixture with a bit of vegetable stock until translucent, then add the tomatoes.  Cook for about 1 hour on a very low simmer until reduced by about ¼.

Chef’s Note: When serving I add a chicken breast with all fat removed, thinly sliced & dry grilled, & some heart healthy bacon dry grilled.

Brad’s Simple Spaghetti

Submitted by Brad Waller
Serves 4-6


6 oz. tomato paste (1 small can) 12 oz. tomato sauce (1 medium can)
15 oz. stewed or stewed & diced tomatoes (1 large can) 1 pkg spaghetti noodles
salt Italian Seasoning

Carnivore Option

1 lb. ground meat of choice

Vegetarian Option

1 pkg frozen spinach 1 pkg firm tofu


  1. Empty all cans to a medium saucepan on medium heat. Season to taste. Experiment, add you own ideas.
  2. For the carnivorous option, brown the meat & add to the sauce.
  3. For the vegetarian option, drain the spinach & stir into sauce. Squeeze the tofu to drain & crumble into the sauce.
  4. Taste & adjust spices as tofu will dilute flavors a bit.
  5. Boil noodles to desired finish & serve with sauce.

Mooby-Que Sauce

Submitted by punch_it_chewie
Yields 2-3 cups


1 can tomato sauce 1 can tomato paste
2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp vinegar
¼ c. molasses 2 tbsp brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, crushed 4 tbsp red or white onion, minced
2 tbsp red pepper, minced 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp cumin 1 tsp chipotle chili pepper


  1. Cook the garlic, onion, & red pepper until it’s soft, & then add all the rest of the ingredients. 
  2. Simmer on low for 20-30 minutes. Keep stirring it often so it doesn’t burn, then refrigerate for a few days before you use it. This allows the flavors to blend & mellow. 
  3. The cumin & chipotle chili pepper can be substituted by any of your favorite spices.

Simple Tailgating Chili

chili Submitted by elfdog21


2-2½lbs ground beef ¾-1lb jumbo elbow macaroni
5 cans (15.5 oz. size) Brook’s Hot Chili Beans 2 cans (29 oz. size) Tomato Sauce
3 pkgs Hot Chili Seasoning Mix 1 large pkg shredded cheese (any kind)
1 pkg oyster crackers cayenne Pepper (optional)
Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (optional)


  1. Brown the beef & drain. Cook the macaroni as according to the package. 
  2. Combine & mix up the tomato sauce, beef, macaroni, Chili Beans, & seasoning mix in crock pot or in a pot on stove on medium to medium-high heat. 
  3. Stir occasionally. To spice it up even more add a few tbsp of cayenne pepper during cooking. Will take around 20-30 minutes.
  4. When warm set crock pot to low to keep warm. Have the crackers, shredded cheese, & Frank’s hot sauce (for those brave souls) out so people can top their chili.

Sweet & Hearty Chili

Submitted by TheRob


1 lb ground sirloin 1 lb ground beef
½ lb thick cut bacon 1 pkg mild or hot chili season mix
1 pkg Original Chili season mix 1-16 oz can Red Beans (or chili beans)
2-16 oz cans Seasoned Diced tomato sauce salt & pepper
paprika chipotle hot sauce (optional)
hot sauce ¼ c. sugar
¼ c. dark brown sugar


  1. Add red beans & tomatoes to a large pot. Set to low. Brown ground sirloin in a skillet on medium-high. Add salt & pepper to season. Just a little bit, be sensible.
  2. Now is the good part. Take a couple of pinches of your sugar & add to the browning sirloin. Do the same with the brown sugar. If there is a good amount of fat/grease, drain. Leave a little to help with the chili mix.
  3. Add the Original Chili season mix to the ground sirloin. Add to the pot with red beans & tomatoes.
  4. In a skillet, brown the ground beef. Once again add salt & pepper, pinches of brown & regular sugar.
  5. Take chipotle hot sauce & regular hot sauce & add a couple of shakes around the browning beef. (How much you add here determines the real hotness of the chili. None to little for just a sweet & mild chili or more for sweet & hot, & a good amount like me for the real sweet & fire in your mouth!!)
  6. Keep the fat/grease & add to pot with red beans, tomatoes, & ground sirloin. Add mild/hot chili seasoning. Slice the bacon into smaller bite sized pieces.
  7. In skillet take the thick sliced bacon pieces & cook in previous fat/grease that is left & the seasoning. As the bacon is cooking, add the rest of the sugars to the pot with everything else. When the bacon is finished, add to pot & let simmer.
  8. Enjoy with saltine crackers.

Chef’s Note: “Fucking copyrighted”