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This sauce came from a good friend's Italian Mother-in-law. It is easy, and by far the best homemade sauce I know of. Great for both Spaghetti and Lasagna. Pssst...the secret is the sugar!
"This is really a PHENOMINAL spaghetti sauce recipe! It tastes TRULY authentic! To give the sauce a VERY DELICIOUS zip I added between 1/4 and 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red peppers before cooking the sauce. As far as the sugar goes, I put in a full 2 tablespoons and it seems to be PERFECT! I agree that it's the sugar that really makes this sauce great! I also agree that I will never buy already made spaghetti sauce again! This recipe has spoiled my family and has brought our spaghetti dinners to a whole new level!"- billatkublakhan
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Blend the stewed tomatoes and crushed tomatoes in a blender. In a stock pot or large kettle, brown the ground beef with the onions, peppers, and garlic. Pour in tomatoes, and reduce heat. Add sugar, basil, bay leaves and oregano, and simmer about 40 minutes.
Remove bay leaves and season with salt and pepper before serving.
I found this recipe on the internet a long time ago, but the originator of the recipe is unknown. It is presented here with his own comments. This is better than any spaghetti sauce I have EVER tried!
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blends 3 months agoPretty good sauce. I added fresh basil and sage and the flavor is better than I expected.
adburns8 4 months agoTasty
JayFdatm 4 months agoawesome
briansmitty2006 7 months agoNeeds a bit more flavor for my liking but not bad though overall.
lizard111 8 months ago
andrewfawcett 10 months agoWill try substituting some wine for the sugar next time but great taste overall.
andrewfawcett 10 months agoNice tasting sauce. Use some Italian sausage and chuck in some wine (reducing the sugar) and take it up a level.
mogriff1 1 year agoThis sauce was pretty tasty. I had to add more salt, pepper and garlic because it was a little bland. It was also a little too sweet; next time I will use less sugar.
4myfun 1 year ago
ssjj 1 year agoMy family of 6 really liked this sauce....even my 2 yr. Old! I DIDN'T know about adding sugar, so thank you very much for that!
cfriess23 1 year agoThis sauce is so easy and has been a staple for my house!!! will use over and over again
vanessabrandenburg 1 year ago
Tracie255 1 year agoThis was easy and really good. I used Italian sausage instead since I had meatballs and it was still killer!
wayneboudoin 1 year ago
Mm07 1 year agoGreat! Sauce was even better as leftovers.
klickliter 1 year agoAmazing!!!!
Dsignor1 1 year agoNever add meat to your sauce. Meat should be separate with a little sauce. Adding meat completely changes the flavor.
MRMACGU 1 year agoVery happy with results. A must to try and plenty of options to modify If desired as others mentioned. Thank you.
Glockfan 2 years agoReally good. I modified it a bit and used Italian sausage, skipped the bell peppers and used crushed whole tomatoes only.
maidinblisscleaning 2 years agoI usually don't change recipes until after I try it the first time to the letter. This one I just adjusted a few things, I used Italian sausage instead of ground beef, added a can of tomato paste and omitted the parsley (it wasn't in the directions anyhow). To the person who thinks 5 cloves of garlic is too much; it's cloves of garlic, not entire heads of garlic. THIS IS AN AWESOME RECIPE! Thank you so very much!