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#3187488 - 03/08/13 01:36 PM Re: How to keep spaghetti from being watery? [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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 Originally Posted By: WestTn Huntin'man
A small can of tomato paste is a good thickening agent. I usually add paste to things like lasagna or a meatloaf topping.


Yup, tomato paste is the easiest way to thicken the sauce. I normally just cook down my sauce until it is thick enough. Also make sure your spaghetti is strained well enough.

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#3187541 - 03/08/13 02:32 PM Re: How to keep spaghetti from being watery? [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Think I'm going to faint. 2 people is a row agreed with me. \:\)
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#3187801 - 03/08/13 08:25 PM Re: How to keep spaghetti from being watery? [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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Im married to a woman,but I love wet noodles.
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#3189629 - 03/11/13 10:31 AM Re: How to keep spaghetti from being watery? [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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My wife and I like to use Ragu's Spaghetti sauce. We brown 1lb of ground beef, then drain the fat, if any. We then add the Ragu and allow the mixture to simmer for 5-10 minutes. Some times we have to add water to thin the sauce.
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#3190768 - 03/12/13 01:26 PM Re: How to keep spaghetti from being watery? [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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 Originally Posted By: WestTn Huntin'man
Think I'm going to faint. 2 people is a row agreed with me. \:\)


Better make sure the floor is padded. ..

I was raised by a pack of Sicilians on Dad's side. ...

If using store bought sauce, to thicken it, it's best to add some tomato paste and simmer on medium heat to thicken/evaporate excess water.
I add extra spices like red pepper, garlic, oregano, and my meats during this step.
Add olive oil to the finished product and sorpresa! delizioso!
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#3190776 - 03/12/13 01:30 PM Re: How to keep spaghetti from being watery? [Re: sgtwebb1]
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Unless the sauce is watery to begin with, the starch from the pasta should hold the sauce.
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#3190817 - 03/12/13 02:12 PM Re: How to keep spaghetti from being watery? [Re: jb3]
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I usually use Prego sauce but doctor it up a bit. I'll get 1lb. of Itallian Sausage, brown and drain the fat. Dice up half a large onion, add tomatoes,canned from previous year and add garlic salt and oregano to taste. Let all this simmer about 2 hours. This will get rid of the water. Add spaghetti and enjoy.

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#3190835 - 03/12/13 02:28 PM Re: How to keep spaghetti from being watery? [Re: rdl65]
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RDL, if you'd ditch the prego, you'd pretty much have your own sauce.
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#3190865 - 03/12/13 03:12 PM Re: How to keep spaghetti from being watery? [Re: jb3]
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I made some one year when we were canning tomatoes. It was pretty good but to much work. You can take the prego and doctor it up and it's pretty good.
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