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my grandma's spaghetti sauce

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Stacy Hutchinson
Lincoln, CA

My grandma has been making this spaghetti sauce for years. Now I make it for my family and they love it. Better than a store brand any day!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

As this old-fashioned spaghetti sauce simmers on your stove all day it will make your house smell amazing. This sauce is thick and full of meat. Fresh onions and bell peppers cook down to almost nothing but add so much flavor. There's just enough Italian seasoning added to the sauce. We chose to use one spicy sausage and one regular Italian sausage and loved the flavor. The recipe makes a huge pot of sauce so it's a perfect family dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For my grandma's spaghetti sauce

  • 4 can
    tomato sauce (14.5 oz each)
  • 1 can
    stewed tomatoes (14.5 oz)
  • 1 can
    tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 2 c
  • 2 pkg
    mild Italian sausage (you can use one pkg of hot and one pkg of mild for a spicer sauce)
  • 2 lb
  • 1
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 2
    beef boullion cubes
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    garllic powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 can
    mushrooms, drained (4 oz; optional)

How To Make my grandma's spaghetti sauce

  • Browning hamburger meat.
    Brown hamburger well, drain, set aside.
  • Browning the sausage.
    Remove Italian sausage from the casing. Break sausage and brown well; drain.
  • All ingredients added to a large pot.
    In a large pot, add all the ingredients together.
  • Simmering the sauce.
    Simmer for 3 hours.
  • Twirling My Grandma's Spaghetti Sauce onto a fork.
    Use over your favorite pasta noodles.