Amy's Homemade All Day Spaghetti Sauce

Total Time
5hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 hrs

I made this up one day just experimenting. I love this sauce, and so does my family. I am guessing on the serving size, as it makes a big pot. I usually freeze the left overs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion, garlic& carrot in olive oil over medium heat until tender.
  2. Add ground beef and brown until no longer pink.
  3. Add oregano, basil, garlic powder, parsley flakes,salt& pepper (to your liking)& worcestershire sauce.
  4. Add Merlot wine, simmer a few minutes.
  5. Add rest of ingredients and stir well.
  6. Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 5 hours stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove bay leaves.
  8. Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles.
Most Helpful

Made exactly as written. We found this a little too sweet for our taste but otherwise the flavor was good. I would make it again but change up the spices a little or use 1/2 beef and 1/2 sausage for a little more kick. I might decrease the amount of carrot a little. If you enjoy a sweet sauce you will like this one. Thanks!

catmaniacs November 02, 2009

I didn't follow the recipe exactly as I wanted a smaller amount so used only a 6 oz can of tomato paste and omitted the 14.5oz can of tomatoes. The result was a nice, tasty and thick sauce! Excellent.

iris5555 October 11, 2009

Delcious! I changed it up a bit and added a can of petite diced tomatoes, subbed the canned mushrooms for fresh and added a can of black olives! It was great. Made a huge pot. Great for a crowd.

Dayna_lyn April 06, 2009