Divine Spaghetti Sauce


This is one of those all-day spaghetti sauces that simmers beef, tomato, and herbs together for hours. It is very good and very nutritious. Ingredients can be increased or lessened to your taste. Freeze the remainder of the sauce in plastic bags in serving sizes. Tastes better with each heating!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 4 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 15 fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 5 tablespoons Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes

  • 4 bay leaves

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound spaghetti


  1. Brown beef in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; cut up any remaining chunks of beef and reserve.

  2. Combine whole tomatoes and paste in a large saucepan; mash until smooth. Cover and heat on low.

  3. Quickly sear onion and celery in a large skillet over medium heat until transparent; add to the tomato sauce in the saucepan. Sauté bell peppers and mushrooms in the same skillet for a few minutes, but do not allow them to become soft; add to tomato sauce.

  4. Add Italian seasoning, dried red pepper flakes, bay leaves, basil, and garlic to tomato sauce; add beef and mix. Remove cover, simmer over low heat and continue to simmer all day, stirring occasionally.

  5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  6. Add sauce to pasta; serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

535 Calories
16g Fat
76g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 535
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 774mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 86mg 430%
Calcium 179mg 14%
Iron 9mg 49%
Potassium 1598mg 34%

* 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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