Mom's Sweet Spaghetti Sauce


My mom has made this sauce ever since before I was born. My whole family and all my friends love it. I love it cause it's sweet and different from all the other spicy and tart sauces.

top-down view of a plate of spaghetti with garlic bread and salad
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
7 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ½ onion, minced

  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 4 slices bacon

  • 2 (4 ounce) jars mushrooms, drained

  • 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano

  • ½ cup white wine

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook onion and bell pepper in oil until transparent. Add beef to onions and peppers; cook until brown. Set aside.

  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Reserve drippings and crumble bacon. Combine drippings and crumbled bacon with the beef mixture.

  3. Add mushrooms, tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic powder and oregano. Pour in wine while stirring. Stir in sugar, then salt and pepper. Cook until hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

480 Calories
29g Fat
38g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 480
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 1117mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 941mg 20%

* 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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