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Tomato Juice Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
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Tomato Juice Spaghetti Sauce

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"This is a sauce my cousin's mother-in-law made. I had it for the first time 5 1/2 years ago and haven't made anything else since."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic until lightly browned. Season with allspice, cloves and cayenne. Stir in wine, and cook until liquid is reduced. Add tomato juice, tomato paste and sugar. Season with oregano, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 90 minutes, or until thickened.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 02, 2005

This is a great sauce! My husband and children loved it, even with it being just a little spicy. It is great for those who love garlic, and a rich, fresh taste.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 12, 2008

Well, I don't think this tastes like chef boyardee, but I didn't like it. More like a barbecue sauce than spaghetti sauce. In fact, if you made some minor ingredient changes I think you'd have a wicked sauce for ribs chicken. This would be a great Cinncinati (sp?) chili sauce too. The allspice and cloves add a different flavor.


10 Ratings

Apr 23, 2004

I halved the recipe and added 2 cans of tomato paste instead of 1-1/2, and also added a pinch or 2 of cinnamon. This would make a good pizza sauce or could be used in lasagna as well, I'd think. Definitely a keeper!

Jun 26, 2008

Pretty good and easy. I added ground beef. My husband likes smooth spaghetti sauce and this worked for him.

Apr 20, 2006

My whole family loves this sauce. I first made it six months ago and used it in lasagna. Now we use it for any time we need a tomato sauce. Every one who tries it comments on how wonderful it is.

Aug 23, 2004

The flavor was yummy! It wasn't chunky enough for me, so next time, I'm going to try adding some veggies and meat!

Mar 04, 2008

I agree with the last reviewer - this absolutely tastes like Chef Boyardee. I even added the meat and to no avail.

Aug 28, 2006

Sorry, but this tasted like Chef BoyArDee to me.


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  • Calories
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 914 mg
  • 37%

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

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