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Kay's Spaghetti and Lasagna Sauce

Rated as 4.37 out of 5 Stars
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"This sauce came from a good friend's Italian mother-in-law. It is easy, and by far the best homemade sauce I know of. Great for both spaghetti and lasagna. Pssst...the secret is the sugar! Also, as I am now vegetarian, it tastes great with out the meat! Just substitute two tablespoons olive oil for the beef."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 206
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Blend the stewed tomatoes and crushed tomatoes in a blender. In a stock pot or large kettle, brown the ground beef with the onions, peppers, garlic. Pour in tomatoes, and reduce heat. Add sugar, basil and oregano, and simmer about 40 minutes. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 206 calories; 8.4 22 13.2 34 379 Full nutrition

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this sauce is sooo yummy, ive been making it for awhile already. But i decided to do it a little different this time. I browned the beef,onion,garlic, and pepper together, and threw all the ingr...

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My family has been making sauce like this for over a hundred years... sugar isn't exactly a great big secret. We also add just one carrot finely grated... and never, ever add oregano (too bitter...

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this sauce is sooo yummy, ive been making it for awhile already. But i decided to do it a little different this time. I browned the beef,onion,garlic, and pepper together, and threw all the ingr...

This is the best homemade sauce I have ever had! It is also much better than anything you can get in the store, but then again, it is homemade. I left out the green pepper, because I didnt have...

I made this last night to go along with baked ziti. It was delicious. Although I did make several changes. I used only 1 onion, 1 tsp. of brown sugar, 1 green bell pepper. I also added mushrooms...

I used this recipe for lasagna. It is delicious! I made the sauce in the slow cooker the night before and let it cook for 4 hours. I added one tablespoon of brown sugar as suggested by the other...

Absolutely the best and easiest sauce I've ever tried. Like some previous reviewers, I cut the sugar in half and added a can of tomato paste. I also had to leave the bell peppers out because m...

My family has been making sauce like this for over a hundred years... sugar isn't exactly a great big secret. We also add just one carrot finely grated... and never, ever add oregano (too bitter...

Yum! I made this for my husband's birthday dinner and he loved it. I will cut back on the sugar next time, it was a touch too sweet for me. I did add crushed red pepper to spice it up a bit a...

Very nice recipe. My secret weapon was a dash of cinnamon. Only a dash though! I didn't blend the tomatoes together, but I did chop up the stewed tomatoes. I added a tbsp. of white sugar, an...

GREAT! Picky 11-year old enjoyed it. I took the advice of using 1 tbsp sugar and adding a can of tomato paste. Also, only used 1 onion and 1 bell pepper and almost a 1 1/2 of hamburger.