This is a simple homemade tomato sauce and there is usually enough left for seconds. Just pop the leftover in the freezer. This sauce is also great for lasagna or terrific over your favorite pasta.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet cook ground beef with the chopped onions, parsley, and olive oil. Cook until onions are soft and ground beef is cooked through.

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  • In a large saucepan, combine tomato juice, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, ground black pepper, and garlic. Add ground beef mixture and simmer for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

308.2 calories; 12.5 g protein; 12.8 g carbohydrates; 42.6 mg cholesterol; 1538.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2004
I have made this recipe twice already. It needs alot longer then an hour to simmer. It took 3 hours this last time to get it to a thick enough consistency. Other changes: Used ground turkey instead of beef. Added some parsley and oregano. Other than that, I absolutely adore this recipe and will be using it as 'my' spaghetti sauce recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2015
Italians don't even know what Worcestershire sauce is let alone cook with it! Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2004
I have made this recipe twice already. It needs alot longer then an hour to simmer. It took 3 hours this last time to get it to a thick enough consistency. Other changes: Used ground turkey instead of beef. Added some parsley and oregano. Other than that, I absolutely adore this recipe and will be using it as 'my' spaghetti sauce recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2005
My husband loved it and he is picky Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2004
A simple tasty sauce. I added Italian spice used ground turkey and replaced the tomato sauce with a can of stewed tomatoes and a can of tomato paste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2006
I made this today it was very yummy i ended up using fresh garlic instead of powder. And i didn't have tomatoe juice so i used tomatoe sauce i would have gave 5 stars but maybe next time i will add a little sugar my husband thought that it was perfect!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2009
Loved it! My husband and I polished off a whole lb of spaghetti it was sooooo good! Will be on my list of faves for years to come! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2006
I made this sauce last night and I added some sugar and oragano it came out great and i'll be sure to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2013
Every time I eat spaghetti with this sauce I just lose myself in it. One time after my mom made it I accidentally dropped it. I couldn't believe I dropped mom's spaghetti. It felt like my soul was escaping until she made more. I'm glad she makes it because every time I try to I keep on forgetting what I wrote down. Anyway this sauce is really good. Try it even if you only give it one shot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2012
This was quick n easy. I did add some chopped Basil to it and used Italian sweet sausage instead of the hamburger. Simmered a good long while. Yummy. Thanks Ronda Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2011
We loved how simple and good this was.I had to make small changes due to missing ingredients.I did not have parsley but would have added it.I can so I used 2 quarts tomatos so I had to cook longer to get the water out. I used our favorite deer/pork sausage but still fried it in the oil with onions which would have been the way I usually do it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2015
Italians don't even know what Worcestershire sauce is let alone cook with it! Read More
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