A sweeter-than-usual spaghetti sauce. I never make it the same way twice. Try varying the spices for different flavors.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Saute the beef and onion. Drain.

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  • Stir in the tomato sauce, butter and sugar. Add the oregano, basil, salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Cook over low heat until hot.

Nutrition Facts

515 calories; 35.5 g total fat; 116 mg cholesterol; 1262 mg sodium. 27.2 g carbohydrates; 23.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
This was my first time cooking a full meal for my family and it was a huge sucess. I was able to do something my mother and super-cheif aunt could'nt do make a spaghetti sauce from scrach. All the high praises mean alot to a 20 year college guy. Thank you. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/02/2006
I followed the recipe exactly and it was too sweet to eat. It is a decent base recipe for sauce but with a 1/4 cup of sugar it was inedible. Read More
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92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
This was my first time cooking a full meal for my family and it was a huge sucess. I was able to do something my mother and super-cheif aunt could'nt do make a spaghetti sauce from scrach. All the high praises mean alot to a 20 year college guy. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
This was my first time cooking a full meal for my family and it was a huge sucess. I was able to do something my mother and super-cheif aunt could'nt do make a spaghetti sauce from scrach. All the high praises mean alot to a 20 year college guy. Thank you. Read More
(32)
Rating: 1 stars
08/02/2006
I followed the recipe exactly and it was too sweet to eat. It is a decent base recipe for sauce but with a 1/4 cup of sugar it was inedible. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2005
Nice recipe! My husband couldn't have enough of it. I didn't use butter included 3 cloves of garlic in olive oil while cooking the beef & added red peppers with the rest of the ingredients. Next time I won't use as much sugar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2004
I like this recipe but have adapted it from the original. I use 1/2 lb of lean ground beef and 1/2 lb of mild Italian sausage and the sausage really gives it an extra kick. My husband also doesn't like the full amount of sugar in the recipe so I use less maybe about 2-3 tbsp. It's my favorite way of making spaghetti sauce and is so tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2009
Good sauce definitely sweet! I followed the recipe as written the butter & sugar is what makes this stand out for sure. Nice change from the basic red sauce flavor completely different taste. This would work well with sausage instead of ground beef also which I will try next time. Thanks for sharing:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2004
MY HUSBAND AND FAMILY LOVED THIS RECEIPE CUT BACK ON THE SUGAR JUST A BIT. MAD AN ADDITIONAL BATCH AFTER DINNER AND FROZE AS I WORK 10-12 HOURS A DAY MAKES FOR A QUICK MEAL. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2009
I completely omitted the sugar in this recipe if sugar wasn't listed I would have given this 5 stars. Most canned tomato sauces have sugar in them already so it isn't needed however if you're using crushed tomatoes I think the sugar would be about right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2006
This is the best spaghetti sauce i ever made. Every time my dad and i are in charge of dinner we make this! Once we had a friend who is also a restaurant owner at our house for dinner and he said that this was the best sauce he has tasted. He told us that he will start serving spaghetti sauce with sugar at his restuarants! Great Job! Thanx!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2003
I was in the midst of making dinner and realized I did not have a jar of spaghetti sauce. I saw that I did have a few cans of tomato sauce so I went to allrecipes.com to find a quick recipe for homemade sauce. I found this recipe. It was a great recipe for quick success! Read More
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