Marica's Spaghetti Meat Sauce


Try topping your next bowl of pasta with this hearty spaghetti sauce. For added flavor, try stirring in diced smoked ham just before serving. Serve with your favorite pasta.

4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 onions, finely chopped

  • 4 stalks celery, finely chopped

  • 2 carrots, finely chopped

  • 8 ounces lean ground beef

  • 8 ounces ground pork

  • 6 large ripe tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 pinch dried oregano

  • 1 pinch dried tarragon

  • 1 pinch dried sage

  • 1 pinch dried rosemary

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • salt to taste

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat saute the finely chopped onions, carrot, and celery with the 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine. Add the beef and pork and cook until brown. Add chopped tomatoes, dried oregano, tarragon, sage, rosemary, and bay leaves. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for an hour.

  2. Near completion of cooking time add in mushrooms and simmer until softened, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

552 Calories
30g Fat
47g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 552
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 1391mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 59mg 296%
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 1413mg 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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