Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce

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62 review(s) averaging 4.2. 83% would make again

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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!"


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1 28-oz can Stewed tomatoes
1 28-oz can Crushed tomatoes
1 pound Lean ground beef
2 Yellow onions; chopped
2 Green bell peppers; chopped
5 cloves Garlic; chopped
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoon Dried basil
1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/4 cup Fresh parsley
2 Bay Leaves
Salt and pepper; to taste

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



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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never a disappointment. I prefer carrots over peppers.
Farfadette150 3 months ago

This was some of the best spaghetti I've made so far. I made a large amount and the whole family ate off of it for the next three days. It even tasted better after a day or two. Thanks for the recipe.
Professor48 7 months ago

very easy and tasted wonderful
cooksjoy 10 months ago

Tastes great. I changed a few things. I halved the sugar and added a Half a cup of wine, did half Italian sausage and half beef and used two can of diced tomatoes. Next time I will also blend th tomatoes more since mine cam out more like marinara.
Mrsswill 1 year ago

Pretty good sauce. I added fresh basil and sage and the flavor is better than I expected.
blends 2 years ago

adburns8 2 years ago

JayFdatm 2 years ago

Needs a bit more flavor for my liking but not bad though overall.
briansmitty2006 2 years ago

lizard111 2 years ago

Will try substituting some wine for the sugar next time but great taste overall.
andrewfawcett 2 years ago

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