Danny's Homemade Fresh Ingredients Spaghetti Sauce


I started making fresh spaghetti sauce when my wife was sick with cancer and the Venezuelan doctor put her on a diet which included no canned goods. I have since doctored it up until I have gotten it to this point. Serve over spaghetti and add Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ pound ground beef

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 ½ tomatoes, chopped

  • onion, chopped

  • ¼ bell pepper, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ tomatoes, quartered

  • onion, chunked

  • ¼ bell pepper

  • cup water, or as needed

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • 2 teaspoons dried cilantro

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Tabasco® Chipotle Pepper Sauce)

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add ground beef and cumin; cook and stir until meat is browned lightly, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, diced bell pepper, and minced garlic; cook and stir until meat is browned and vegetables are soft, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Combine quartered tomatoes, chunked onion, bell pepper, water, vinegar, garlic cloves, Worcestershire sauce, basil, oregano, parsley, cilantro, paprika, soy sauce, hot sauce, brown sugar, and salt in a blender; blend sauce to desired thickness. Add more water if a thinner sauce is desired.

  3. Pour sauce onto ground beef; cover and cook until the sauce reaches desired consistency, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Dried hot chile peppers can be substituted for hot pepper sauce.

Sauce can be blended together beforehand and refrigerated, allowing the flavors more time to mix together.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

202 Calories
11g Fat
16g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 35mg 177%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 620mg 13%

* 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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