A quick and tasty spaghetti sauce. I make it for my family all the time, and they love it. Spoon sauce generously over spaghetti noodles. Best served with generous portions of garlic toast.

CHIZI
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ground beef in a non-stick wok, or large deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly brown. Drain excess fat. Add onion, and cook until soft and translucent. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in garlic, tomato paste, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Season with thyme, basil, rosemary, marjoram and bay leaf. Cover, and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

258.8 calories; protein 17.9g 36% DV; carbohydrates 16.8g 5% DV; fat 13.4g 21% DV; cholesterol 52.2mg 17% DV; sodium 1622.8mg 65% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2007
I learned this recipe long ago from my Best friend's mother who is Italian it has exactly the same ingredients but as many of reviewers mentioned my original recipe uses 1/3 of the spices. I have to add that this is one of my husband's favorites. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/27/2003
Either there was a serious misprint on this recipe or I was naive enough to fall for a joke. This gives new meaning to "Thats-a spicey sauce!" Even though I kept the teaspoons of pepper very scant the recipe ended up totally inedible. Read More
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102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 1 stars
10/27/2003
Either there was a serious misprint on this recipe or I was naive enough to fall for a joke. This gives new meaning to "Thats-a spicey sauce!" Even though I kept the teaspoons of pepper very scant the recipe ended up totally inedible. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2007
Ok I got rid of the tomato sauce altogether and used double the tomato paste. I used 1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning and 1 tablespoon of Oregano in place of all the other seasonings (too much spice otherwise). To give it more of a "rich" flavor I added one cup of red wine (Merlot Cab whatever you got). This removes a lot of the tomato-y (sp?) taste and gives the sauce a deep rich flavor and taste. The end result is a sauce that will go well on any pasta. No disrespect to the writer I just put my.02 in the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2007
I learned this recipe long ago from my Best friend's mother who is Italian it has exactly the same ingredients but as many of reviewers mentioned my original recipe uses 1/3 of the spices. I have to add that this is one of my husband's favorites. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/30/2006
I hope you all read the reviews unlike me i didnt. Made a double recipe of this sauce and while its cooking now stupid me i read the reviews in any event ill add another can or 2 of tomato sauce 1-2 more paste to hopefully skim down the spices else ive lost a bunch of time and money... lesson learned read the reviews Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2009
in reading the other reviews there seems an issue with the amount of pepper used. well... if you use that stuff from your supermarket that is already pre-ground you can put that much in and more because that stuff even fresh out of a new container is stale -lifeless with no real bite you MUST use fresh ground from you own ppr grinder you see pepper once ground loses it life shortly after being ground IF you use fresh grnd ppr then and only then can one speak to the issue of too much or too little ppr Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2008
Pretty good. Made as specified except cut down on all the spices by about 1/2 then adjusted at the end (also added 1 tsp or so of sugar at this point). This made a very thick sauce needed a little more "sauce" in my opinion. Ended up adding about 1/2 cup of water or so before storing the leftover sauce. I would definitely make this again but would add some addt'l tomato sauce water or wine to the sauce as it cooks. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2006
I just made this sauce for the first time. It is excellent. I followed the recipe to the letter however was somewhat short on onion. The first person who rated this must have done something wrong as I have had no complaints what so ever. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2008
Very Very delicious! It's slightly spicy but nothing my 3 and 6 year old can't handle and they don't like spicy dishes at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2006
Finally a spaghetti sauce my husband has no complaints about...thank you. Read More
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