Louis drive in spaghetti recipe

Louis drive in spaghetti recipe

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sleuth

Morristown, TN

#1 Mar 7, 2009
Does anyone have the spaghetti sauce recipe from Louis on Broadway?

“Is This Thing On?”

Since: Jan 08

Lenoir City, Tennessee

#2 Mar 9, 2009
This is not exactly Louis but it is one of the best I have ever tried. Feiend of mine gave it to me from her great-grandmother and I never have any left overs. Hope you try it, worth the effort I think. ENJOY!

Authentic Italian Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients
1 (28 ounce) can stewed tomatoes 2 tablespoons white sugar
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon dried basil
1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 yellow onions chopped 1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 green bell peppers chopped 2 Bay leaves
5 cloves garlic chopped salt and pepper to taste

Instructions for Authentic Italian Spaghetti Sauce
Blend the stewed tomatoes and crushed tomatoes in a blender. In a stock pot or large kettle, brown the ground beef with the onions, peppers, garlic. Pour in tomatoes, and reduce heat. Add sugar, basil, bay leaves and oregano, and simmer about 40 minutes.

Remove bay leaves and season with salt and pepper before serving.

“Is This Thing On?”

Since: Jan 08

Lenoir City, Tennessee

#3 Mar 9, 2009
oooppss Friend not Feind sorry for the typo! Hate it when that happens. ;)

“Did it on em'”

Since: Feb 07

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#4 Mar 9, 2009
Amaze Me wrote:
This is not exactly Louis but it is one of the best I have ever tried. Feiend of mine gave it to me from her great-grandmother and I never have any left overs. Hope you try it, worth the effort I think. ENJOY!
Authentic Italian Spaghetti Sauce
Ingredients
1 (28 ounce) can stewed tomatoes 2 tablespoons white sugar
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon dried basil
1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 yellow onions chopped 1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 green bell peppers chopped 2 Bay leaves
5 cloves garlic chopped salt and pepper to taste
Instructions for Authentic Italian Spaghetti Sauce
Blend the stewed tomatoes and crushed tomatoes in a blender. In a stock pot or large kettle, brown the ground beef with the onions, peppers, garlic. Pour in tomatoes, and reduce heat. Add sugar, basil, bay leaves and oregano, and simmer about 40 minutes.
Remove bay leaves and season with salt and pepper before serving.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm, that sounds good!

“Did it on em'”

Since: Feb 07

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#5 Mar 9, 2009
sleuth wrote:
Does anyone have the spaghetti sauce recipe from Louis on Broadway?
Louis recipe is under serious lock and key!!! I don't think your going to get it.

“Is This Thing On?”

Since: Jan 08

Lenoir City, Tennessee

#6 Mar 9, 2009
Bailey3017 wrote:
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Louis recipe is under serious lock and key!!! I don't think your going to get it.
You got dat right Sis .. this is a really good one though. I can usually find just about any copy cat receipe but this one is totally in the vault. LOL
Dad

Knoxville, TN

#7 Mar 9, 2009
Bailey3017 wrote:
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Louis recipe is under serious lock and key!!! I don't think your going to get it.
Exactly... but you can buy it by the pint, and by the gallon. I have come close with a couple of variations, but never exact. Adding Parmesan cheese in my attempts comes close to the color and taste of their sauce. Puree'ing (sp) for the consistency. It seems to have a hint of Greek spices to it, but I could be mistaken.

“Did it on em'”

Since: Feb 07

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#8 Mar 10, 2009
Dad wrote:
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Exactly... but you can buy it by the pint, and by the gallon. I have come close with a couple of variations, but never exact. Adding Parmesan cheese in my attempts comes close to the color and taste of their sauce. Puree'ing (sp) for the consistency. It seems to have a hint of Greek spices to it, but I could be mistaken.
I agree with ya, the parmesan is wonderful...I love the cheesiness of the sauce and the kick of spice, it's just absolutely fantastic!
I'm just wondering if they add a hint of mozerella to the sauce, there have been times when they cheese in the sauce has been a bit stringy....
They Live - We Sleep

Knoxville, TN

#9 Mar 10, 2009
I remember going long ago and wasn't too impressed. I remember thinking Chef Boyardee.
They Live - We Sleep

Knoxville, TN

#10 Mar 10, 2009
Maybe I should go again. Ill do that if I don't see any red-eyed Mexicans bussing tables.
Louis Fan

United States

#11 Mar 10, 2009
I've experimented with the spaghetti sauce and found that Hunts spaghetti sauce with chili powder added will get you VERY close to Louis.
I would like to figure out their recipe for fried chicken. I remember from the Original Louis, their chicken was so good and had a bite. I thought it could be paprika, and I almost want to say it was a lemony taste. Any ideas?

“Did it on em'”

Since: Feb 07

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#12 Mar 10, 2009
Never had their fried chicken...sounds yummy though. Has anyone had Litton's fried chicken? Thinking of going by and getting some.

“Is This Thing On?”

Since: Jan 08

Lenoir City, Tennessee

#13 Mar 10, 2009
Bailey3017 wrote:
Never had their fried chicken...sounds yummy though. Has anyone had Litton's fried chicken? Thinking of going by and getting some.
Hi Ya Sissy~ As good as everything else they have I'm sure it would be good. Can't say that I have ever had it though, I'm KFC and Bojangles lover when it comes to chicken. LOL

Montrose 1973

Since: Feb 08

Knox Co.

#14 Mar 11, 2009
Bailey3017 wrote:
Never had their fried chicken...sounds yummy though. Has anyone had Litton's fried chicken? Thinking of going by and getting some.
Yep!...It's pretty good.
Concerned Knoxvillian

AOL

#15 Mar 11, 2009
They Live - We Sleep wrote:
I remember going long ago and wasn't too impressed. I remember thinking Chef Boyardee.
You're closer than you might think. We were parked in the back right at the back door once and inside on the shelf were dozens of cans of Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatballs. They must blend it up and put it in their sauce, but whatever they do, it works for them. I love it!
sleuth

Morristown, TN

#16 Mar 11, 2009
Concerned Knoxvillian wrote:
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You're closer than you might think. We were parked in the back right at the back door once and inside on the shelf were dozens of cans of Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatballs. They must blend it up and put it in their sauce, but whatever they do, it works for them. I love it!
It makes sense. I always thought chef boyardee had a similar taste. I bet its blended and added to tomato sauce and maybe some greek spices and parmesan and then blended again.
sleuth

Morristown, TN

#17 Mar 11, 2009
Bailey3017 wrote:
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I agree with ya, the parmesan is wonderful...I love the cheesiness of the sauce and the kick of spice, it's just absolutely fantastic!
I'm just wondering if they add a hint of mozerella to the sauce, there have been times when they cheese in the sauce has been a bit stringy....
maybe the chef boyardee noodles provide the stringy texture that you speak of. If it is chef boyardee puree'd and greek spices as well as parmesan then that would make it interesting.
Holly

Maryville, TN

#18 Aug 16, 2009
This recipe was posted on KnoxNews

Stirring the pot: Spaghetti sauce (similar to Louis Restaurant)
Spaghetti sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 pounds ground round beef
1 tablespoon basil
2 tablespoons garlic salt
2 tablespoons oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
4 dashes Tabasco sauce
1 (12-ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 can water
2 cups tomato juice

In skillet, in olive oil, saute garlic, pepper and onion. Set aside
In Dutch oven or large saucepan, brown meat; drain. Add basil, garlic salt, oregano, black pepper and Tabasco sauce, Mix well. Add garlic mixture and mix well. Add tomato paste and water; mix. Add tomato juice.Turn heat on low and simmer for 2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes. Add salt to taste, more spices if needed.
Serve over cooked spaghetti or angel hair pasta.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
(Another reader said the sauce has sausage in it.)
Chefknife

Nashville, TN

#19 Sep 2, 2010
sleuth wrote:
Does anyone have the spaghetti sauce recipe from Louis on Broadway?
No but do this recipe seen below. Put pepper and onion in processor blend into a salsa like add to sauce then seasoning and then add 3tblspn chili powder and 1/2 cup of brewed coffee(there's your louis color) im perfecting this i've never been so close.
voice of experience

United States

#20 Sep 10, 2010
Where is this drive in at? I love trying new places, but I've never seen this one. Thanks.

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