Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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Judy Garcia


I make this in my 6 qt. Nesco slow cooker and simmer on low heat for several hours. I also prefer to use the Italian sausage links.


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
3 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 can(s)
    (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    (12 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 can(s)
    (16 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 2-3 c
    hot water
  • 1 Tbsp
    Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1-2 tsp
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 5
    Italian sausages, mild or hot OR
  • 1 lb
    bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 large
    onion, diced
  • 2-3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 medium
    bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 lb
    fresh mushrooms, sliced or quartered

How to Make Spaghetti Sauce


  1. Combine first 10 ingredients; allow to simmer at least 1/2 hour.
  2. While sauce is simmering, brown ground beef, onion and garlic. If bulk sausage is used, brown with ground beef. Drain meat mixture.
  3. Add meat mixture to tomato mixture. If sausage links are used, cut into bite-sized pieces and add uncooked pieces to sauce.
  4. Add bell pepper and allow to simmer 1-2 hours; add mushrooms and simmer additional 1/2 hour.
  5. Serve with cooked spaghetti and parmesan cheese, if desired.

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About Spaghetti Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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