Adapted from topsecretrecipes.com
Top Secret Recipes | Spatini Spaghetti Sauce Mix Recipe Spatini Spaghetti Sauce Mix Recipe Spatini Spaghetti Sauce Mix Since the Spatini Italian Foods Company discontinued production and sale of its spaghetti sauce mix in December 2006, Internet discussion groups have organized petitions pleading to bring the product back. For more than forty years generations of families have enjoyed spaghetti made by mixing a packet of top secret powder with canned tomato sauce. But after Spatini disappeared from grocery store shelves, the only way to get that same flavor on spaghetti required locating leftover stock on the Internet - and paying dearly for it. On eBay, 10-box lots of Spatini sold for up to ten times what they originally cost in stores. Now you can save your hard-earned lira and still get real Spatini flavor, because after analyzing a packet of the mix, I've discovered a great way to clone this "Dead Food" at even less cost than the products retail price before it became extinct. The secret ingredient is a crushed-up beef bouillon cube, which contains the precise quantity of salt and natural flavors, plus autolyzed yeast extract a flavor enhancer, to mirror the original blend. Add a couple ground herbs, onion, garlic, powdered sugar, and cornstarch to substitute for the potato starch used in the real thing, and you'll have the exact amount of mix you need to recreate the spaghetti sauce you grew up with. Pulverize the beef bouillon cube to a powder using a kitchen mallet or mortar and pestle. Mix with remaining ingredients in a small bowl. To make spaghetti sauce, follow the same instructions that appear on the original box of Spatini: 1. In a medium saucepan, combine the seasoning mix, 1 tablespoon oil (optional), desired tomatoes, and amount of water listed on chart. 2. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring frequently, as directed below. 3. Makes about 1 pint sauce -- 4 (1/2 cup) servings. Simmer First, I cant believe that no one has sung your praises up to now this year! I am so happy that I was able to find the recipe on your site to recreate the Spatini sauce mix. Like another person who made the recipe, I cut down on the powdered sugar. I usually make a triple batch and then just have it ready when I need it. Oh, and I still add some sweet Vermouth for the liquid just like I did with the packaged Spatini. Thank goodness I found your site and the Spatini recipe. I use less powdered sugar. And, to make it even closer to the original Spatini, I add Sweet Vermouth as part of the liquid, just like I did when I made the "original" pkg'd mix. Just like Mom used to make! Thanks! I found this very easy to make and it tastes wonderful. Will be a family favorite. This is great!! Would like to see more "mix clones" like this!