Tomato Juice Spaghetti Sauce


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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 pinch ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 ½ fluid ounces white wine

  • 2 (46 fluid ounce) cans tomato juice

  • 3 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
3g Fat
20g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 915mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 50mg 251%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 954mg 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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