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Mom's Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Mom's Spaghetti Sauce

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"This is a simple homemade tomato sauce and there is usually enough left for seconds. Just pop the leftover in the freezer. This sauce is also great for lasagna or terrific over your favorite pasta."

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  1. In a large skillet cook ground beef with the chopped onions, parsley, and olive oil. Cook until onions are soft and ground beef is cooked through.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine tomato juice, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, ground black pepper, and garlic. Add ground beef mixture and simmer for 1 hour.
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Feb 10, 2004

I have made this recipe twice already. It needs alot longer then an hour to simmer. It took 3 hours this last time to get it to a thick enough consistency. Other changes: Used ground turkey instead of beef. Added some parsley and oregano. Other than that, I absolutely adore this recipe and will be using it as 'my' spaghetti sauce recipe.

Mar 14, 2005

My husband loved it and he is picky

Dec 26, 2004

A simple, tasty sauce. I added Italian spice, used ground turkey, and replaced the tomato sauce with a can of stewed tomatoes and a can of tomato paste.

May 12, 2006

I made this today, it was very yummy, i ended up using fresh garlic instead of powder. And i didn't have tomatoe juice so i used tomatoe sauce, i would have gave 5 stars, but maybe next time i will add a little sugar, my husband thought that it was perfect!!!!

Aug 19, 2009

Loved it! My husband and I polished off a whole lb of spaghetti it was sooooo good! Will be on my list of faves for years to come!

Sep 26, 2006

I made this sauce last night and I added some sugar and oragano, it came out great and i'll be sure to make it again.

Jun 06, 2012

This was quick n easy. I did add some chopped Basil to it and used Italian sweet sausage instead of the hamburger. Simmered a good long while. Yummy. Thanks Ronda

Jul 18, 2013

Every time I eat spaghetti with this sauce, I just lose myself in it. One time after my mom made it, I accidentally dropped it. I couldn't believe I dropped mom's spaghetti. It felt like my soul was escaping, until she made more. I'm glad she makes it, because every time I try to, I keep on forgetting what I wrote down. Anyway, this sauce is really good. Try it, even if you only give it one shot.


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  • Calories
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 12.5 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 1539 mg
  • 62%

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

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