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.

★★★★★ 1 vote
10 Min
1 Hr


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
chopped green chili, seeds removed
feel free to add or delete whatever seasonings you wish.

How to Make Spaghetti sauce with a "Surprise"


  • 1Brown 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.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Add 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.
  • 4Meanwhile 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:)
  • 5Serve 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