I got this recipe from my aunt who is a wonderful cook. My husband won't eat spaghetti at restaurants anymore, he says mine is better. Home canned tomatoes are best, but stewed will work.

Angie
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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 saucepan over medium heat, cook ground beef with onion until brown; drain. Stir tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, garlic powder, oregano and mushrooms into beef mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer one hour. Serve over hot pasta.

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Nutrition Facts

168.9 calories; 12.4 g protein; 13.1 g carbohydrates; 34.3 mg cholesterol; 491.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
This is a great sauce, I did add my little changes though, I started by roasting my roma tomatoes and my fresh bulb of garlic with a drizzle of evoo. While that was going I started browning my ground beef and sweet italian sausage with my chopped onion and basil, italian seasoning, red peppers and seasoning salt. Then I cooked my fresh mushrooms in white wine until wine reduced by two teaspoons. When my tomatoes and garlic were ready, I put them in electric chopper with a little wine, basil, oregano, italian seasoning , tomatoe paste, and water. Then I added the tomatoe mixture to my meat that I had drained of fat. I added my mushrooms and fresh parsley and parm cheese. I let it simmer for 1 1/2 hrs stirring every 15min or so. Then I poured over my pasta Top my dish with a little jack and parma cheese and fresh black pepper and garlic seasoning blend. Made garlic cheese bread Then we threw down eating this one up!!!!!. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2007
I'm giving this 3 stars. It was good but I think the dried herbs were a little overpowering. If I made this again I would probably reduce the herbs especially the oregano and add a couple tablespoons of sugar to mellow out the sauce. I also thought this was a little too meaty. I like meat sauce as much as the next gal but this was just a little too much meat for the amount of sauce. I would cut the meat down to 1/2 lb. Overall a decent sauce but I think I will keep looking for something a little tastier. Read More
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183 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 100
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
This is a great sauce, I did add my little changes though, I started by roasting my roma tomatoes and my fresh bulb of garlic with a drizzle of evoo. While that was going I started browning my ground beef and sweet italian sausage with my chopped onion and basil, italian seasoning, red peppers and seasoning salt. Then I cooked my fresh mushrooms in white wine until wine reduced by two teaspoons. When my tomatoes and garlic were ready, I put them in electric chopper with a little wine, basil, oregano, italian seasoning , tomatoe paste, and water. Then I added the tomatoe mixture to my meat that I had drained of fat. I added my mushrooms and fresh parsley and parm cheese. I let it simmer for 1 1/2 hrs stirring every 15min or so. Then I poured over my pasta Top my dish with a little jack and parma cheese and fresh black pepper and garlic seasoning blend. Made garlic cheese bread Then we threw down eating this one up!!!!!. Read More
(98)
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
This is a great sauce, I did add my little changes though, I started by roasting my roma tomatoes and my fresh bulb of garlic with a drizzle of evoo. While that was going I started browning my ground beef and sweet italian sausage with my chopped onion and basil, italian seasoning, red peppers and seasoning salt. Then I cooked my fresh mushrooms in white wine until wine reduced by two teaspoons. When my tomatoes and garlic were ready, I put them in electric chopper with a little wine, basil, oregano, italian seasoning , tomatoe paste, and water. Then I added the tomatoe mixture to my meat that I had drained of fat. I added my mushrooms and fresh parsley and parm cheese. I let it simmer for 1 1/2 hrs stirring every 15min or so. Then I poured over my pasta Top my dish with a little jack and parma cheese and fresh black pepper and garlic seasoning blend. Made garlic cheese bread Then we threw down eating this one up!!!!!. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2009
This is a perfect recipe to use to get a general idea on how to make a spaghetti sauce. I used all the ingredients but measured according to my own taste which made it great! ADD sugar and salt. USE fresh garlic over garlic powder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2007
Use 1/2 T. of each herb if you don't add ground beef. If you do add meat to the sauce use 1 T. otherwise the meat will overpower the sauce and it will be bland. I also added 1/2 red bell pepper chopped in food processor (gives it a sweetness so you don't need sugar) and 1/4 tsp. cayenne. I went with 1 head of garlic cloves instead of garlic powder. To me this tasted like high end jarred sauce which is what my 3 young kids like something simple (and I don't like Prego or Ragu). This is a recipe we'll add to our recipe book. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2005
This too was my first time attempting spaghetti sauce without the jar. It was so quick easy and tasty! I did take another reviewer's suggestion and doubled the tomato paste. I like a thicker sauce more like Prego. I'm sure with just the 6 oz of paste it would give you more of a Ragu-like sauce. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2006
Made this for a Church Group for a competition. Won first place. I substituted 1/2 pound of Shrimp and 1/2 pound of scallops for the beef. I sauteed the shrimp with the shells on in some olive oil to infuse the shrimp flavor then took out to cool (later peeled the shrimp and put back into the sauce at the very end) and added the main ingredients to the leftover shrimp/oil to cook. Used fresh herbs and chopped garlic rather than the dry stuff. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2008
This is the best spaghetti sauce I have ever made;its sweet without having to add any sugar! I know it will be my new recipe and I am sure all will agree. Its easy fast and fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2007
I'm giving this 3 stars. It was good but I think the dried herbs were a little overpowering. If I made this again I would probably reduce the herbs especially the oregano and add a couple tablespoons of sugar to mellow out the sauce. I also thought this was a little too meaty. I like meat sauce as much as the next gal but this was just a little too much meat for the amount of sauce. I would cut the meat down to 1/2 lb. Overall a decent sauce but I think I will keep looking for something a little tastier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2005
Outstanding recipe. I made some minor adjustments like adding fresh garlic and sweet sausage with the hamburger and I like thicker sauce so I added an additional can of paste. If you play with it and make minor changes you will find a great sauce to meet your needs. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2005
Easy tasty sauce. You can mess around with the spices to your liking but this is a good basic recipe. I left out the mushrooms (hate 'em!) and it turned out just fine. Read More
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