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Spaghetti Sauce III Recipe
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Spaghetti Sauce III

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"I got this recipe from my aunt who is a wonderful cook. My husband won't eat spaghetti at restaurants anymore, he says mine is better. Home canned tomatoes are best, but stewed will work."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 5 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook ground beef with onion until brown; drain. Stir tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, garlic powder, oregano and mushrooms into beef mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer one hour. Serve over hot pasta.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 27, 2007

This is a great sauce, I did add my little changes though, I started by roasting my roma tomatoes and my fresh bulb of garlic with a drizzle of evoo. While that was going I started browning my ground beef and sweet italian sausage with my chopped onion and basil, italian seasoning, red peppers and seasoning salt. Then I cooked my fresh mushrooms in white wine until wine reduced by two teaspoons. When my tomatoes and garlic were ready, I put them in electric chopper with a little wine, basil, oregano, italian seasoning , tomatoe paste, and water. Then I added the tomatoe mixture to my meat that I had drained of fat. I added my mushrooms and fresh parsley and parm cheese. I let it simmer for 1 1/2 hrs stirring every 15min or so. Then I poured over my pasta Top my dish with a little jack and parma cheese and fresh black pepper and garlic seasoning blend. Made garlic cheese bread Then we threw down eating this one up!!!!!.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 26, 2007

I'm giving this 3 stars. It was good, but I think the dried herbs were a little overpowering. If I made this again, I would probably reduce the herbs, especially the oregano, and add a couple tablespoons of sugar to mellow out the sauce. I also thought this was a little too meaty. I like meat sauce as much as the next gal, but this was just a little too much meat for the amount of sauce. I would cut the meat down to 1/2 lb. Overall, a decent sauce, but I think I will keep looking for something a little tastier.

Dec 30, 2009

This is a perfect recipe to use to get a general idea on how to make a spaghetti sauce. I used all the ingredients but measured according to my own taste which made it great! ADD sugar and salt. USE fresh garlic over garlic powder.

Jan 10, 2007

Use 1/2 T. of each herb if you don't add ground beef. If you do add meat to the sauce use 1 T. otherwise the meat will overpower the sauce and it will be bland. I also added 1/2 red bell pepper chopped in food processor (gives it a sweetness so you don't need sugar) and 1/4 tsp. cayenne. I went with 1 head of garlic cloves instead of garlic powder. To me, this tasted like high end jarred sauce which is what my 3 young kids like, something simple (and I don't like Prego or Ragu). This is a recipe we'll add to our recipe book. Thanks!

Dec 21, 2005

This, too, was my first time attempting spaghetti sauce without the jar. It was so quick, easy and tasty! I did take another reviewer's suggestion and doubled the tomato paste. I like a thicker sauce, more like Prego. I'm sure with just the 6 oz of paste it would give you more of a Ragu-like sauce. Very good!

Jan 09, 2006

Made this for a Church Group for a competition. Won first place. I substituted 1/2 pound of Shrimp and 1/2 pound of scallops for the beef. I sauteed the shrimp with the shells on in some olive oil to infuse the shrimp flavor, then took out to cool (later peeled the shrimp and put back into the sauce at the very end) and added the main ingredients to the leftover shrimp/oil to cook. Used fresh herbs and chopped garlic rather than the dry stuff.

Sep 21, 2008

This is the best spaghetti sauce I have ever made;its sweet without having to add any sugar! I know it will be my new recipe and I am sure all will agree. Its easy, fast, and fantastic!

Jul 20, 2005

Outstanding recipe. I made some minor adjustments like adding fresh garlic and sweet sausage with the hamburger and I like thicker sauce so I added an additional can of paste. If you play with it and make minor changes you will find a great sauce to meet your needs. Thanks for a great recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 169 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 34 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 491 mg
  • 20%

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

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