This is a sauce my cousin's mother-in-law made. I had it for the first time 5 1/2 years ago and haven't made anything else since.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic until lightly browned. Season with allspice, cloves and cayenne. Stir in wine, and cook until liquid is reduced. Add tomato juice, tomato paste and sugar. Season with oregano, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 90 minutes, or until thickened.

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Nutrition Facts

107 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 20.2g; fat 2.6g; sodium 914.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2005
This is a great sauce! My husband and children loved it even with it being just a little spicy. It is great for those who love garlic and a rich fresh taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2008
Well I don't think this tastes like chef boyardee but I didn't like it. More like a barbecue sauce than spaghetti sauce. In fact if you made some minor ingredient changes I think you'd have a wicked sauce for ribs chicken. This would be a great Cinncinati (sp?) chili sauce too. The allspice and cloves add a different flavor. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2005
This is a great sauce! My husband and children loved it even with it being just a little spicy. It is great for those who love garlic and a rich fresh taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2004
I halved the recipe and added 2 cans of tomato paste instead of 1-1/2 and also added a pinch or 2 of cinnamon. This would make a good pizza sauce or could be used in lasagna as well I'd think. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2008
Well I don't think this tastes like chef boyardee but I didn't like it. More like a barbecue sauce than spaghetti sauce. In fact if you made some minor ingredient changes I think you'd have a wicked sauce for ribs chicken. This would be a great Cinncinati (sp?) chili sauce too. The allspice and cloves add a different flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2006
My whole family loves this sauce. I first made it six months ago and used it in lasagna. Now we use it for any time we need a tomato sauce. Every one who tries it comments on how wonderful it is. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2004
The flavor was yummy! It wasn't chunky enough for me so next time I'm going to try adding some veggies and meat! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/12/2006
Sorry - didn't like this. I thought the allspice would be more subtle but it ended up being too strong for my tastes. It did have a sort of "tang" to it but not the kind I like. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/28/2006
Sorry but this tasted like Chef BoyArDee to me. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/04/2008
I agree with the last reviewer - this absolutely tastes like Chef Boyardee. I even added the meat and to no avail. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2008
Pretty good and easy. I added ground beef. My husband likes smooth spaghetti sauce and this worked for him. Read More
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