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Mom's Sweet Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
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Mom's Sweet Spaghetti Sauce

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"My mom has made this sauce ever since before I was born. My whole family and all my friends love it. I love it cause it's sweet and different from all the other spicy and tart sauces."

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Original recipe makes 7 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook onion and bell pepper in oil until transparent. Add beef to onions and peppers; cook until brown. Set aside.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Reserve drippings and crumble bacon. Combine drippings and crumbled bacon with the beef mixture.
  3. Add mushrooms, tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic powder and oregano. Pour in wine while stirring. Stir in sugar, then salt and pepper. Cook until hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 23, 2005

Loved it. I didn't have some things, so I improvised. Used fresh minced garlic instead of garlic powder. I didn't have green pepper,so I left it out. I took the advice of other reviews and cut the sugar down. I added two tablespoons at a time, and it tasted right after about 6 tablespoons of sugar. I will make this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 21, 2006

Followed recommendations and cut the sugar (1/2 cup), but it was still too sweet. Also, I used fresh garlic because it's much more flavorful than the powder. Might try this recipe again, but I'll add 2 TBS of sugar, wait 10 minutes and taste. Then I'll add 1 TBS of sugar and repeat till it tastes "just right".

Aug 19, 2007

I made this sauce tonight for my family. My husband always says that my spaghetti sauce is missing something and he isn't sure what...until I made this sauce! He tasted it and said that all it needed now was pasta! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I did use only 1/4 c. sugar; minced garlic; fresh oregano; and instead of the tomato sauce, I used a 28oz can of 'chunky crushed tomatos w/ basic, garlic and oregano plus one small can of plain tomato sauce and the tomato paste and a vermouth cooking wine.

Dec 22, 2009

This sauce was wonderful - I don't get the other reviews - why would you comment that the sauce was too sweet when the recipe is called Mom's SWEET Spaghetti Sauce - sheesh - this is terrific just the way it is - thanks Langston28

Feb 05, 2008

Love it, sugar amount was perfect, that is why it is called "Sweet" spaghetti. Sweet spaghetti has been in our family for many years, we use 2lbs beef and 1 cut of sugar --- hummy....

May 08, 2009

This is a good one...I used any left over wine.. Instead of just oregano I used Italian seasoning. Added 1 tbsp minced garlic. Decreased the sugar to 1/4 of a cup. And used 1/2 lb Italian sausauge instead of the bacon..I have been making this for years...Sooo yummy!

Jun 04, 2003

This was a great recipe, although I had to reduce the sugar to 2 Tbsp. I used fresh sliced mushrooms instead of the canned ones and added two tomatoes. Thanks!

Oct 04, 2010

I love this sauce, although i would say add sugar to taste. I think a 1/4 cup is plenty.


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  • Calories
  • 480 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 28.9 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 16.6 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 1117 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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