This is an easy and delicious recipe for a meaty spaghetti sauce with a homemade taste.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
5
Yield:
4 - 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Brown beef over medium heat. Drain off fat.

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  • In a large pot, combine beef, salt, sugar, oregano, pepper, garlic powder, onion flakes, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and mushrooms. Simmer at a low heat setting for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Serve sauce over spaghetti.

Nutrition Facts

557 calories; protein 28.2g 57% DV; carbohydrates 65.7g 21% DV; fat 20.3g 31% DV; cholesterol 68.1mg 23% DV; sodium 1001.8mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2005
Wonderful recipe!! My family loves it!! I used 2 cans of tomato paste (6oz) and 1 can of tomato sauce along with one can of diced tomatos instead of fresh. I also used fresh mushrooms and sauteed them in olive oil for a couple of minutes before adding them. Thank you for the recipe- I will stop searching for the perfect easy spaghetti!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2003
A little dry Read More
(20)
113 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2005
Wonderful recipe!! My family loves it!! I used 2 cans of tomato paste (6oz) and 1 can of tomato sauce along with one can of diced tomatos instead of fresh. I also used fresh mushrooms and sauteed them in olive oil for a couple of minutes before adding them. Thank you for the recipe- I will stop searching for the perfect easy spaghetti!!! Read More
(158)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2007
This is a GREAT spaghetti sauce recipe! The title should say meat sauce however. I almost didn't look at it thinking it was a plain tomato sauce. I made it for dinner at a large family gathering for 16- from ages 1 to 6- and everyone loved it. They all wanted the leftovers for lunch the next day but there wasn't any. I used canned diced tomatoes a little more tomato paste than it called for and also a large can of crushed tomatoes. Simmered it on low in a crock pot and it was fabulous. It will be made for Italian dinners in my house all the time even for just the two of us. Sooo easy and absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2004
Delicioso! I was a little leary of using onion flakes and garlic powder but it tasted just as good as fresh with a lot less hassle. The sauce freezes well too. I usually make up a double batch of the sauce and throw half in the freezer for an easy quick meal another night. Thanks for posting this one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2008
A nice basic meat sauce. Unfortunately I realized out half way through that I was out of tomato paste and had to use tomato sauce and it still came out tasty. I added 3 cloves of fresh garlic fresh onions and used whole wheat pasta. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2006
Thanks for this great recipe... the family loved it. I left out the ground beef and served it with chicken instead. I also added a little olive oil (about 2 T.) to the sauce just to enrich it and also cut the acidity. I simmered this for just one hour and it was perfect! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2003
A little dry Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2006
This is such a fantastic recipe! I make this often as it is my boyfriend's favorite. He says it's the best spaghetti he has ever had. I use fresh tomatoes and don't bother seeding or peeling them. I also use more tomato paste than called for and add fresh sauteed mushrooms. (Pat's sauteed mushrooms from this site) I make lots of sauce and double the meat and freeze it for other recipes (lasagnas etc) that call for canned spaghetti sauce because it is ten times better! Thanks for this fabulous recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2007
Love this recipe! I doubled it and used 1 pound of venison (all I had in the house) and 1 pound of mild Italian sausage. The whole family raved! Will definitely use this one again. Thanks! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2008
Easy go-to spaghetti recipe. Good when you haven't planned dinner because it contains common ingredients. Read More
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