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


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1 lb
ground chuck
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


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

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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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