"This is my mom's incredible (well, to everyone that's tried it) spaghetti sauce that I use for most of my Italian-style dishes. Add herbs and extra water as you prefer or to suit the occasion. Serve over your favorite pasta, or use as a lasagna sauce." — Sister
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lean ground beef
1 1/3 (6 ounce) cans
1 (15 ounce) can
1 (1 ounce) package
dry onion soup mix
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
I have finally found a wonderful homemade sauce!! This recipe was PERFECT, I would not change a thing. At first I thought I wouldn't have enough sauce for a whole box of pasta, but as it turned out there was some leftover. YUM.... will definitely make this again. Very diet friendly for my weight watchers core plan too!!
I added only 2 packages of the soup mix when I tasted it YIKES!!!! I added about 4 more cans of tomato product trying to dilute all that salt. DISGUSTING!!!
We have reviewed this recipe for errors, and it should actually call for only 1 package of onion soup mix. We apologize for the inconvenience!
I am a novice cook and this dish was delicious and
SO easy to make. I cut down on the onion mix
packets and just used 3 packets and will know better next time to go easier on the salt. I also added some red bell peppers to the sauce and it turned out thick and flavorful - will definitely make it again. Since I live alone I froze the rest but I'm looking forward to finally being able to invite friends over for dinner! I cooked it with a slow cooker, too, and it was delicious!
Very tasty sauce. I added sliced fresh mushrooms and a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic because of other reviews that said the sauce needed to be more tomato-ey. Also a little wine to boost the flavor and some additional oregano & basil because of the extra tomatoes. I would suggest simmering for longer than "until heated" - about 20-30 minutes - to avoid any crunchiness from the dry onions.
Made this sauce with meatballs instead. 3/4 package of Onion soup mix and a little more water. This sauce is Stupid Good!!! The whole family loved it!!!! The 12 year old thought it was great!! I would use the entire 1oz package of soup mix if I used the ground beef. THANK YOU!
Tried this once and thought it was VERY delicious. No more store bought bottled sauces for me.
I use the same ingredients except I chop fresh onions and bell peppers instead of the onion soup mix, I use 2 cans of tomato sauce instead of one, I add a can of stewed tomatoes and I use dried Italian Seasoning instead of the Oregano (I do add additional dried Basil as the recipe suggests). It only takes an additional 5-7 minutes of prep time, but it makes all the difference in the world. Another secret of mine is to use Worcestershire Sauce while browning the ground beef and I sweat the onions and bell peppers in 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil before adding the meat to brown. This makes the meat so much more flavorful. Oh, and I would omit the water and add a teaspoon of sugar to cut the acidity.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mom's Quick Pasta Sauce
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 262
** Calories from Fat: 145
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