Brandi Kirkpatrick Recipe

Mom's Spaghetti Sauce

By Brandi Kirkpatrick IdGirl25

Recipe Rating:
 36 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Brandi's Story

This recipe was a staple growing up in a family of eight, six of which were male! To this day it is the most requested and desired meal when the family is all together. My mom has even gotten to the point where she freezes it for when the boys come home on holidays they can take a small tub home. I don't believe there has ever been a time that this was made that mom wasn't always getting after us to stay out of the sauce before dinner!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Don't be deterred by the inclusion of hot sausage in this yummy recipe... The sauce if every bit an heirloom, accessible to family members of all ages. Yum!


1-1/2 lb
lean ground beef
2 medium
onions, finely chopped
1 large
can of tomato paste
1 large
can of tomato sauce
1 qt
stewed tomatoes (my mom uses dad's from his garden)
1/2 pkg
regular italian sausage
1/2 pkg
hot italian sausage
2 tsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
fennel seed
2 tsp
1 Tbsp

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy

  • Comments

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    Mari Craddock BossQueen - Mar 30, 2012
    This sounds so good! I can't wait to try it out the next time I make spaghetti. It sounds like an authentic "Italian" recipe too!! Nothings better than homegrown tomatoes is there?
    What precious memories you and your brothers will cherish for always.
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    Brandi Kirkpatrick IdGirl25 - Mar 30, 2012
    I hope it tastes as good as hers... She NEVER writes the keeper recipes down. I forced her to give me this much, the one area I worry about are the spices...not sure if she adds a little salt to it later and she didn't mention it or not.
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    Mari Craddock BossQueen - Apr 2, 2012
    That's how you can tell a great cook! They never measure its a pinch or a sprinkle of something. My Mom made the best cornbread dressing and we kids did the same thing. Drug out of her what we could and I have made it since she has passed away but its lacking something. Its good but nearly as good as hers. I'm still trying to perfect it though.

    Hold on to all those memories and make your together times last..
    Thanks again for sharing that special recipe and memories with me.
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    Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - May 22, 2012
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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    Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - May 22, 2012
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