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Grandma Augusta's Spaghetti Sauce

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"This was passed down from my late Grandma Augusta to my mother and now me. It's an Americanized take on a nice Italian meat sauce for spaghetti, loaded with meat, tomatoes and other good things. Enjoy!"
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1 h servings 280
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Cook the bacon in a heavy, 5 quart pot over medium-high heat until the grease begins to render out, about 3 minutes. Stir in the ground beef and onions. Cook and stir until the beef is crumbly, and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Pour in the wine, and season with salt, basil, oregano, garlic, and pepper. Simmer uncovered until most of the wine has evaporated, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 280 calories; 12.6 18 22.1 63 1218 Full nutrition

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This recipe is good, however, it is better if a mixture of ground veal and pork/Italian sausage were incorporated with the beef. Ground beef/hamburger does NOT impart the same flavour and this m...

I've been making this recipe for several yrs minus the bacon and wine bc I never have it. I also add 1 tsp of Cayanne pepper for some bit. Everyone who eats it LOVES it. Sometimes I add 1/2 b...

This is a very tasty recipe. Be sure to use a good wine you would actually drink, not some cheap wine. Definitely not a sweet wine. I do prefer to combine good fresh sausage instead of solely gr...