Tracy's Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Tracy's Spaghetti Meat Sauce Recipe

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Tracy Joyner


I used to make my sauce from scratch using home canned tomatoes and tomato paste...the Hunts/DelMonte canned sauces are actually better and I make no apologies for using them when I get such a better sauce.

Hunts gives a more deep rich tomato flavor.
DelMonte creates a sweeter sauce.

Adding the herbs to the TOP of the sauce as it simmers pulls the natural oils from them and I think adds a better flavor than mixing them into the sauce from the beginning, which can turn them bitter.

I LOVE adding canned mushrooms to my sauce but I have family members who pick them out..not cool.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


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2-3 lb
ground beef
1 Tbsp
minced garlic
green pepper
1 Tbsp
1 can(s)
hunts delmonte spaghetti sauce
1 can(s)
delmonte spaghetti sauce
1 tsp
italian herbs (or just oregano) per lb of ground meat used
at least 1 lb spaghetti pasta..more if you like

How to Make Tracy's Spaghetti Meat Sauce


  • 1Crumble ground beef into skillet.
    Add Garlic and 1 Tblsp salt
    Brown on medium high heat.
  • 2Diced onion and green pepper and add to the pot while the meat browns.
    When vegies are done to your liking and meat is browned..Reduce heat to medium-low
  • 3Add mushrooms if you plan to.
  • 4Add spaghetti sauce and stir to combine.
    Bring to a bubble then ..
    Turn down heat to simmer
  • 5Add italian seasoning across the top but do not stir into the sauce just yet.

    Cover with lid and simmer on low while you cook and drain the spaghetti pasta.
  • 6When your pasta is drained and ready,add a bit of oil or butter and stir to cover the noodles.

    Uncover sauce and stir to combine oils from the herbs into the sauce.
  • 7Don't mix the sauce and the pasta together..serve seperate so ppl can add as much or as little sauce as they like.

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About Tracy's Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian

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