Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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Carol Davis


This is my Mom's recipe that has changed very little over the years. We never used precise measurements - a hand full of this, a pinch of that - so it's never exactly the same way twice.

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20 Min
3 Hr
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1 lb
good quality hamburger
1 c
chopped onion (1 onion)
2 clove
garlic, minced
28 oz
can of diced tomatoes
4 can(s)
(15 ounce) tomato sauce
handfull dried oregano
handfull dried parsley
handfull dried basil
bay leaf
1 pinch
dried thyme, crushed
1 Tbsp
1/2 c
dry red wine (beer is good too)
1 can(s)
tomato paste (the smallest size can)
pasta of your choice, we like angel hair
parmesan cheese as garnish

How to Make Spaghetti Sauce


  • 1In a Dutch oven, oven medium heat cook hamburger, onion, and garlic, until meat is brown and onion is transparent. Drain fat.
  • 2Add cans of tomatoes and sauce. Stir in oregano, parsley, basil, bay leaf, thyme, sugar and wine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 2-3 hours, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  • 3In the last hour add the tomato paste, it will act as a thickener. When it's boiled down serve over warm pasta. Garnish with parmesan, and pass the garlic bread.

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About Spaghetti Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian

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