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Doug's Killer Sauce Recipe
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Doug's Killer Sauce

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"This sauce is great alone, or add more spices and some beans (etc.) for chili, the options are endless!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. In a large stock pot over medium heat, brown the ground beef, pork and onion. Drain fat, and return to the heat.
  2. Stir in the garlic, green and red pepper, mushrooms, and tomato sauce. Stir in basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, bay leaves, and red pepper flakes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bring sauce to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for at least one hour; preferably all day.
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Apr 24, 2007

I have used this a number of times over the years. Depending upon what I use it for, I tweak it. For spaghetti, I add 1/2 lb of Italian sausage and 1 cup red wine, nixing the red pepper flakes. For sloppy joes, I make it a bit soupier, not cooking it down so much. For chili, I add back in the pepper flakes and add toasted chilis and chili powder. It uses are as limitless as your imagination.

Jul 15, 2006

Gonna be generous and go with 5 stars. Ok, here we go: first of all, the taste is great. I have some comments, why does the recipe state to divide the onions and garlic? I can't see what you do with them later that would require dividing them. Also, I like to have diced tomatoes in my sauce (personal preference) so I wish that this was different. I think that a large onion should be specified. I think the red pepper flakes were maybe a bit much for this sauce. Overall though, great recipe and yes, very versatile! Easily customizable to suit the individual; spices can be tweaked. This recipe has been out there since 2002 and only 2 reviews..... why??? Great recipe that needs to get more exposure.


16 Ratings

Dec 13, 2010

I cut the recipe in half and add less red pepper flakes and it makes the BEST spaghetti sauce I've ever had. Plus I still have enough to freeze for another meal. Yummy!

Jun 21, 2010

Love this sauce it is so easy! I used it for spaghetti, but I cut down on the tomato sauce to 1 29 oz. can. I like my sauces more thick. The amount was perfect for one pound of pasta. I did use 1 tablespoon of crused red pepper flakes and will cut that amount back to 1 tsp next time.

Feb 02, 2009

Tastes just like spaghetti sauce should.

Aug 29, 2002

i found it to be versitile, and i could freeze any leftovers for another day. i have made sloppy joes with this one and it is quickly becoming a family favourite.

Aug 29, 2002

I have used this sauce a lot for spaghetti, sloppy joes, you name it. I love it!!! Thanks for posting it! Cara

Dec 18, 2012

Very good. Loved this sauce. I added a pinch of sugar to combat the acid and used ground sweet Italian sausage but other then that I changed nothing. Yummy good.


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  • Calories
  • 356 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 8.2 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 27.6 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 2259 mg
  • 90%

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

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