Spaghetti sauce with a "Surprise"

Angie Robinson


It may sound strange-but I added some bacon to my sauce.I felt like switching up the taste of regular spaghetti sauce with ground meat in it.
We loved it. The smokey flavor really enhanced it. I had my first green chili come up in my garden so I de-seeded and added that also.I have used banana peppers in my sauce also-so that may be good in place of the green chili.


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10 Min
1 Hr


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  • 1 lb
    ground angus beef, or sirloin
  • ·
    chopped onion
  • ·
    chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 slice
    bacon, uncooked; diced
  • 1 can(s)
  • 26 oz
    hunts garlic and herb spaghetti sauce-or your fav
  • 2 large
    handfuls of parmesan or romano cheese
  • ·
    mccormicks salad supreme
  • ·
    onion powder
  • ·
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    better than bouillon- beef flavor
  • 1/2 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1
    chopped green chili, seeds removed
  • ·
    feel free to add or delete whatever seasonings you wish.

How to Make Spaghetti sauce with a "Surprise"


  1. Brown the beef, onions and pepper together. cook and stir for about 5 min. Add some minced garlic and the green chili if desired. Cook for about 2 more min. Drain off the grease, set aside the meat.
  2. In the same pot, cook the bacon until crisp. Do not drain-you want a bit of the bacon grease for flavor. Add the drained meat back to the pot.
  3. Add the sauce to pan-add some water to the can to get all the sauce and pour that in also; and seasonings and mushrooms. Cook on med-high for a few min. When it starts to bubble turn down to low. Cover and simmer for at least 1/2 hour to an hour. During the last 5 or 10 min. add a big handful of parm or romano and stir.
  4. Meanwhile boil some pasta. Add a bit of butter and toss. Add some parm or romano to taste. (This is how I did it-feel free to leave pasta naked:)
  5. Serve the sauce over pasta. Add more parm if you wish-I did. We ate this with warm crescent rolls.

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About Spaghetti sauce with a "Surprise"

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Sauces
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #spaghetti

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