Family Night's Best Spaghetti

Family Night's Best Spaghetti Recipe

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Hillary Bergeron


This spaghetti has gone over tremendously well at dinner parties and quiet dinners at home with the family! Very versatile and something one can enjoy making very much, it is a combination of the best of spaghetti recipes I've loved from various sources, and a few additions from your's truly.


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1-2 lb
spaghetti noodles


1 lb
ground chuck
1 lb
italian sausage, mild, no casings
baby bella mushrooms or portabella, chopped (optional)
small onion, practically minced
5 clove
garlic, minced
1 28oz can(s)
diced tomatoes (i use hunts)
1 12oz can(s)
tomato paste (again, i use hunts)
2 15oz can(s)
tomato sauce (hunts. feel free to use which brand you prefer on any of these)
1 c
water, from rinsing the cans
3 tsp
basil, dried
2 tsp
parsley flakes
1 1/2 tsp
brown sugar, packed
1 tsp
1/3 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 tsp
fresh coarse black pepper
1/2 c
red wine cabernet (i use whatever's in my price range at the time)


shredded parmesan cheese

How to Make Family Night's Best Spaghetti


  • 1In large pot, brown onions in splash of vegetable oil (brown but not burnt), then add both meats. Stir and break apart until brown. Drain out most of the grease.
  • 2Add garlic, mushrooms, all seasonings, all the cans of tomato products, and 1 cup of water, rinsed through the cans.
  • 3Stir well, bring to slight boil.
  • 4Add wine, then simmer and stir frequently for at least one hour. The longer it simmers, the better it tastes. (Stirring is very important)
  • 5Cook spaghetti in seperate pot using the instructions on the package. Make sure to salt the water, unsalted noodles are flavorless noodles. I drain the noodles without rinsing them, because you get to keep all the starchy goodness that way.
  • 6Serve, topped with parmesan.

    The parmesan is the kicker, gives it a perfectly rounded flavor.

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About Family Night's Best Spaghetti

Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: For Kids

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