Meaty Spaghetti Sauce


Tired of the same old boring spaghetti sauce recipes? I invented this meaty spaghetti sauce recipe to satisfy my craving for a flavorful sauce. Serve with your favorite pasta, topped with grated Parmesan cheese. Freeze the leftovers for a quick dinner another night!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
16 cups


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage

  • 2 ounces sliced pepperoni sausage

  • 2 medium onions, chopped

  • 2 medium carrots, diced

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste

  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced mushrooms

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 3 cubes beef bouillon

  • 1 ½ tablespoons dried oregano

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Combine ground beef, pork sausage, and sliced pepperoni in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, celery, bell peppers, and garlic; cook and stir until beef and sausage are browned and crumbly and vegetables are tender. Transfer the mixture into a large colander to drain grease.

  2. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, mushrooms, beef broth, bouillon cubes, oregano, basil, thyme, sugar, bay leaves, pepper, and red pepper flakes to the empty stockpot. Add drained meat mixture and stir until well combined. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

102 Calories
6g Fat
6g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 102
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 515mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 287mg 6%

* 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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