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Divine Spaghetti Sauce

Lana

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

6 h 30 m servings 534 cals
Original recipe yields 7 servings (6 to 8 servings)

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  1. In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat until no longer pink; cut up any remaining chunks of beef and reserve.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine whole tomatoes and paste; mash until smooth. Cover and heat on low.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, quickly sear onion and celery until transparent; add to tomato sauce in saucepan. In same skillet, saute bell peppers and mushrooms 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: 534 calories; 15.6 g fat; 75.7 g carbohydrates; 26.3 g protein; 49 mg cholesterol; 774 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Delicious! The best spaghetti sauce I've ever had. I made these changes like a lot of others: --Put tomato paste and tomatoes in a blender and puree instead of mashing them --Only 2 tbsp of Ital...

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This is really yummy, but involves a lot of unnecessary work. I browned the hamburger in a huge pasta pot and then drained it, leaving a little fat in the pan and setting the meat aside. Then,...

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Delicious! The best spaghetti sauce I've ever had. I made these changes like a lot of others: --Put tomato paste and tomatoes in a blender and puree instead of mashing them --Only 2 tbsp of Ital...

This is really yummy, but involves a lot of unnecessary work. I browned the hamburger in a huge pasta pot and then drained it, leaving a little fat in the pan and setting the meat aside. Then,...

I too love sweetness in my sauce, however, I do not like to add sugar. A friend of ours, who did go to culinary school made a sauce & his was awesome with a beautiful sweetness.. not a sugary ar...

It was my turn to cook for family dinner (we meet at my dad's on Saturdays), and my 5-year-old daughter wanted spaghetti. I don't like spaghetti, and my husband fixes a packaged sauce when the ...

This was my first try at homemade sauce. It was wonderful! Definately a keeper...thanks for the great recipe!

WOW! This is one supergood recipe. I never used to like homemade spaghetti sauce because they were always lacking in flavor..but not this one..it's yummy! This time I used fresh tomatoes out of ...

I really loved this recipe. My son loved it and so did my hubby. It was terrific and really easy! My only changes (after reading other reviews) I didn't do all the steps. I just cooked the groun...

This was the best spaghetti sauce I've ever made! I dont like my sauce chunky, so I minced the onions and celery in my food processor before sauteeing them. After they were cooked, I put them ...

Five stars the first day, ten the second. I just had a bowl of leftovers and it was even better than last night. Yum. Since so many reviews mentioned how chunky it was, I took the suggestion ...