Rating: 4.5 stars
43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This red sauce is a crowd pleaser, takes next to no effort, and can be made with fresh or dried herbs that you probably already have in your pantry!



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned completely, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

  • Stir tomato sauce, basil, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, salt, and pepper into the beef; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook sauce at a simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and rich, about 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

Fresh herbs really adds an extra layer of flavor. If I have any of the ingredients fresh, I substitute: 1 cup basil, chopped; 1 cup oregano, chopped, 2 onions, finely chopped; or 3 cloves garlic, minced.

This makes enough sauce for 2 boxes of pasta; it freezes well.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; protein 13.3g; carbohydrates 19.2g; fat 7.4g; cholesterol 35.5mg; sodium 1389.7mg. Full Nutrition