Beef and Mushroom Pasta Sauce


This is an easy to prepare mushroom pasta sauce. I usually serve this over spaghetti, but it's just as good over any pasta and equally delicious served over cheese ravioli or rice! This also freezes well.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef sirloin

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (6 ounce) package mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste


  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add beef, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Add mushrooms and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in basil, oregano, salt, red pepper flakes, fennel, and black pepper.

  2. Pour in diced tomatoes with juice, beef broth, and tomato paste to the saucepan. Mix well. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
11g Fat
14g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 787mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 19mg 97%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 751mg 16%

* 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.