My favorite food is homemade spaghetti sauce with store bought noodles. Granted, I have to actually boil the noodles, but that’s beside the point. The sauce itself is mainly from scratch, with the only things being store bought the individual ingredients. The tomato sauce and the beef are the first two ingredients I add.
I have to make sure the beef is completely cooked, and cut into small, bite sized pieces first. Then I add the tomato sauce. Once the tomato sauce is in, I add the spices: garlic salt with parsley, basil, coriander, cumin, chili powder, and oregano. Then I let it all simmer. There are no specific measurements for the spices, so it differs from batch to batch. But it’s amazing. Wonderful.