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Old 09-06-2011, 06:45 PM   #31
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I also never buy jarred sauce anymore. A quick Marinara sauce from canned tomatoes is just too easy to make, and I can be sure it won't be sweet and have the blend of spices I like. As someone else said, why buy expensive jar sauce, and then have to doctor it up to make it the way you like it?
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:49 PM   #32
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I doctor up Hunt's, enjoy Emeril's Kicked Up Sauce, especially on sale, and make my own from scratch from time to time. Am loving my roasted homegrowns, which were pretty bland while fresh, but roasting gives them a great flavor.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:03 PM   #33
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Shop-Rite 15 oz can of PLAIN tomato sauce is just tomato so I add whatever to it. On sale 3 cans for $1.00. I can get 1 sometimes 2 dinners (depending what I add to it) for 4 people out of 1 doctored 15 oz can. Not bad for 33 cents a can. Or regular price is 67 cents still not bad.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:07 PM   #34
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Shop-Rite 15 oz can of PLAIN tomato sauce is just tomato so I add whatever to it. On sale 3 cans for $1.00. I can get 1 sometimes 2 dinners (depending what I add to it) for 4 people out of 1 doctored 15 oz can. Not bad for 33 cents a can. Or regular price is 67 cents still not bad.
Is Shop-Rite a specific store brand, MM? I haven't seen it around here.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:08 PM   #35
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In the winter I make large batches of sauce and homemade meatballs every couple of months, and store in the freezer. In the summer I usually buy a jarred sauce, as I don't want to deal with a long simmering sauce in the summer, it'll heat up my tiny kitchen, and I am not in the mood for that kind of cooking in the summer, I'm weird that way, LOL.

When I do buy jarred sauce, my go-to sauce is Trader Joe's Roasted Garlic Marinara. I've tried their regular marinara and wasn't crazy about it, but this one is good.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:14 PM   #36
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Is Shop-Rite a specific store brand, MM? I haven't seen it around here.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:21 PM   #37
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I also never buy jarred sauce anymore. A quick Marinara sauce from canned tomatoes is just too easy to make, and I can be sure it won't be sweet and have the blend of spices I like. As someone else said, why buy expensive jar sauce, and then have to doctor it up to make it the way you like it?
As I said, I'm into making my own sauce too, but your statement has me curious. Exactly how much time does it take for you to make a quick marinara sauce? Are you using canned tomatoes that don't need reduced or thickening? Maybe more expensive than what I am buying and don't need thickening or time for the spices to come together?
Of course this has nothing to do with the original question, what is your favorite jarred sauce (or something like that), but I'm wondering if I have been making from scratch sauces incorrectly, or maybe I just like thicker sauces. I can't think of any homemade red sauce that I would eat that takes as little as heating the contents of a jar up for five minutes in a sauce pan.

Now, making boxed mac and cheese really saves very little time over making homemade, but in how little time can some folks really whip up a decent homemade red gravy? Curious minds want to know
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:36 PM   #38
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well stated, pac.

about the quickest i can make a sauce from canned tomatoes is 20 minutes to a half hour. and that's not a deeply flavoured sauce, just quick, tomatoey, and a bit tart.

i usually don't use jarred sauce because i try to schedule the time needed to make a sauce when planning a recipe. also the reason i cook less than i'd like. lol.

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Old 09-06-2011, 07:56 PM   #39
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I'm with Buckytom!

Hurry-up sauce takes about 20 minutes.

Olive oil
Garlic clove
Hot pepper flakes
Can of Crushed Tomato
Basil
Oregano

If you want it thicker add some paste with the oil and garlic.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:04 PM   #40
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Dang. Twenty to thirty minutes, guys? ... I must be cooking on too low a heat. I can never get it to reduce that fast.
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