Connie's mom's speghetti sauce

Connie Ottman


Momma loved her spaghetti sauce. I have to admit, I've added my own touches. Sorry, mom. It's easy and really tastes great.


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    ground chuck
  • 2
    shallots, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 stalk(s)
    celery, washed, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small
    pkg. mushrooms or jar of mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp
    thyme leaves, fresh is best
  • 2 can(s)
    tomatoe sauce, small cans
  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    water, use diced tomatoe can
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, fresh and sliced
  • ·
    fresh parmesan cheese on top of speghetti to taste
  • ·
    parsley flakes

How to Make Connie's mom's speghetti sauce


  1. Saute shallots, mushrooms and celery in small amount of olive oil.
  2. Add garlic and ground chuck. Brown mixture.
  3. Add tomatoe sauce, diced tomatoes and water.
  4. Stir to combine well.
  5. Once mixture is browned nicely, add thyme leaves, salt and pepper. If you wish, you could add pepper flakes.
  6. Add 3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese and cook on low for two hours. Please use fresh parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with parsley flakes.
  7. Serve over speghetti sprinkled with additional parmesan cheese.
  8. Enjoy.

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About Connie's mom's speghetti sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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