Karla's Spaghetti Sauce

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Cooking Method: Stove Top


1 lb lean hamburger
1 lb ground country pork sausage
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1 tsp garlic powder
salt & pepper
1 large onion , chopped
1 medium green pepper , chopped
1 can(s) sliced black olives , drained
1 can(s) mushroom pieces , drained ( i use the button)
1 pkg spaghetti sauce mix
29 oz. can(s) tomato sauce
1/4 can(s) water ( to clean out the sauce )
2 (6oz) can(s) mushroom steak sauce (giorgio brand)
1 can(s) diced tomatoes
1 Tbsp crushed garlic (from a jar)
1 tsp celery salt or flakes
1 Tbsp parsley flakes
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp sugar
1/3 c parmesan cheese
2-3 small hot yellow chili peppers , whole ; optional

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Karla Everett Recipe
Well Seasoned
Greenacres, WA (pop. 40,588)
Member Since Feb 2011
Karla's notes for this recipe:
I came up with this sauce years ago and its a family favorite , my girls always asks me to make it when they come for dinner.

I use this sauce on alot of my recipes like my spanish green beans that are posted here also.

This sauce freezes great.

I don't measure my seasoning , so this is a ruff estimate. season to your liking .
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Fry hamburger and sausage in a large skillet; sprinkle with garlic powder , salt and pepper.(do not drain off fat)
Add onion , green peppers ; fry until onions and peppers are tender , Add mushrooms and black olives.
Sprinkle spice packet over top of meat mixture and mix in.
Add tomato sauce ,water , tomatoes , steak sauce , sugar and spices and the cheese ; mix well.
Add whole yellow chili peppers if you want a little spicy heat. Optional.(do not break)
Simmer for atleast 30 minutes to 1 hr. ( I like to simmer my sauce all day) Remove hot peppers when done.
Pour spaghetti sauce over cooked pasta and enjoy.

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user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Jul 18, 2011
My girls are the same way with mine, mine is similar to yours, I use the ground pork with hamburg, peppers, onions, etc. no hot stuff though. Parmesan cheese is in my meatballs too.
I always triple my sauce and meatballs and freeze 2 bags in gallon freezer bags, so when my daughter comes I can pull that out !
Alot of work but worth it !
user Karla Everett Karla59 - Jul 18, 2011
It is worth it and I can't stand to buy store jar sauce ..I'm gonna can up a bunch this year so I will have it on hand too.:D
user Vanessa "Nikita" Milare Kitkat777 - Jul 18, 2011
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user Bonnie Oechsle ScrapsGourmet - Jul 23, 2011
Looks wonderful but I think I change my profile to "Lightly seasoned"afer seeing all your ingredients.. I use 3 or 4 items in most of my recipes...:)

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