Mama Millie' s Spaghetti Sauce

Millie Johnson


This recipe was my mother's , but I have made a few changes to put my own spin on it. It is always a family favorite. Now I'm passing it on to my daughter, and I'm sure she will make her own changes to make it her own and to suit her family's taste !
It takes a while but is so worth it. I guarantee that after smelling it cook for a couple of hours or more, everyone's mouth will be watering ! It's even better the next day. The longer you cook it the better it is.

★★★★★ 5 votes
8 - 10
10 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top


2 lb
ground chuck
4 c
diced tomatoes, seeded (or 2 large cans)
2 c
18 oz
tomato paste
1 large
bell pepper, diced
1 large
onion, diced
2 large
bay leaves, dried
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
2 - 3 clove
garlic, minced
1/8 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper
1 Tbsp
oregano, dried
1 tsp
italian seasoning

How to Make Mama Millie' s Spaghetti Sauce


  • 1In a large pot add tomatoes, water, diced bell pepper and onion (Mine were really big. If yours is on the small side dice 2 of each.),2 large bay leaves (or 3 small), sugar, salt, black and red pepper, minced garlic and the rest of the spices. Bring to a boil the reduce heat , cover and simmer 1 hour.
  • 2Brown ground beef , drain off fat and add to sauce. Cook 30 more minutes then add tomato paste. Stir well. Cover and cook 30 more minutes , stirring every so often. Remove bay leaves then serve over your favorite pasta !

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About Mama Millie' s Spaghetti Sauce

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #sauce, #Tomato, #homemade