3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup onion powder
1/4 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup dried parsley
3 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons dried sweet basil
2 teaspoons thyme
1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. dried oregano

Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix well. Store in an airtight jar or container.

Use 1/3 cup dry mix to 1 quart of tomatoes, or to your taste.

To prepare:

1-2 lbs. ground beef, crumbled, browned and drained
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/3 cup dry spaghetti sauce mix, more may be added to your taste
2 (15.5 ounce) cans petite diced tomatoes
1 (15.5 ounce) can tomato sauce
additional water if needed to thin sauce to your taste

Brown and crumble ground beef, drain fat. Add vinegar, dry spaghetti sauce mix, tomatoes and sauce. Mix well to thoroughly combine and continue stirring over medium heat until mixture bubbles and thickens. Continue cooking for a few minutes after mixture boils and add a little water if you prefer your sauce to be thinner. Combine with cooked, drained spaghetti or serve separately.

Also makes a great meat sauce for lasagna.

***Note: I also use frozen garden tomatoes or a combination of canned tomatoes and frozen tomatoes, or a quart jar of home canned tomatoes and a small can of tomato paste works great as well. Any combination of tomatoes and sauce or paste will work. I just use what I have on hand.