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Offline stamina888

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For when time/money is short, what is the best jarred sauce?
« on: February 23, 2017, 11:12:09 AM »
I do like Classico's plum tomato sauce.  Prego's has a good bit of basil.  Ragu tastes like salt and blood.

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Re: For when time/money is short, what is the best jarred sauce?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 11:44:51 AM »
Crushed tomatoes + seasoning.
Any of the decent jarred sauces that don't use reconstituted tomato paste are fairly expensive compared to crushed tomatoes.

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Re: For when time/money is short, what is the best jarred sauce?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 12:10:16 PM »
Plus, a lot of the jarred sauces, and especially those intended for pasta, have a lot of sugar (or corn syrup) and salt in them. The same is often true for jarred (or canned) pizza sauces. So you might want to look for pizza sauces that seem to most closely mimic sauces that you might make--along the lines mentioned, for example, by Ryan in the last post. But, if we are lucky, some of our members might be able to point you to some good, reasonably-priced pizza sauces that are available in supermarkets or specialty stores.

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Re: For when time/money is short, what is the best jarred sauce?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 01:12:44 PM »
I'm buying high quality crushed tomatos for $1.19 a can. Cheap as they come.

Pre made will cost more.

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Re: For when time/money is short, what is the best jarred sauce?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 05:36:56 PM »
Crushed tomatoes + seasoning.
Any of the decent jarred sauces that don't use reconstituted tomato paste are fairly expensive compared to crushed tomatoes.

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Re: For when time/money is short, what is the best jarred sauce?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 06:01:26 PM »
I buy house brand crushed or mini-diced tomatoes and take it from there myself. About as easy as it comes and just about as cheap as dirt, but better tasting  :)
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Re: For when time/money is short, what is the best jarred sauce?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 06:47:48 PM »
Are you talking about a sauce for pasta?  I can't conceive of a jarred pasta sauce for pizza.  We stayed with my wife's grandmother when my MIL went out of town.  My MIL left us some sausage and meatballs simmered in a jar of sauce.  I added two 28oz cans of tomatoes to it and it was still barely edible due to the salt and sugar levels (it really wasn't edible, but I hate wasting food).

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Re: For when time/money is short, what is the best jarred sauce?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2017, 07:55:00 PM »
Crushed tomatoes + seasoning.
Any of the decent jarred sauces that don't use reconstituted tomato paste are fairly expensive compared to crushed tomatoes.

Hands down the correct answer, and if you find a tomato brand you like best, keep some around. Easy peasy Japaneasy.

Either for pizza or for pasta.

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