Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Okay, well spaghetti is, (and always has been), my favorite food in the whole wide world. I absolutely love it every which way. This is my final, favorite recipe after years of trying different recipes and finally tweaking them all to my liking. I like it served with garlic bread and sprinkled with lots of parmesan cheese. This recipe has some optional ingredients that definately aren't needed, just added extras! I also use this as my base recipe for other pasta dishes (like lasagna or by replacing the ground meat with Italian sausage slices for a sausage and pepper penne, etc..)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the ground beef, onions and garlic until beef is cooked through, drain.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, except for parmesan cheese and simmer for 1-3 hours, depending on your timeframe.
  3. Add parmesan cheese to the sauce just before serving.
  4. Serve over your favorite pasta noodles, I love Vermicelli. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese.


Most Helpful

I loved this. I did use 1/2 the beef. Used fresh herbs and home grown spinach the I chopped fine. So yummy! Thanks. Made for ZWT 2011 Mischief Chefs.

Rita~ June 10, 2011

Enjoyable pasta sauce. I used spinach from my garden and chicken mince and cut back on the tomato sauce. I do like the versatility of this recipe and like all the options that can either be added or subtracted. Made ZWT 7.

katew June 09, 2011

I used all the options except the spinach which I had planned to use but forgot to buy. I loved the herbs, spices, pancetta, lots of parmesan but for us it was tooo tomatoey for just 1lb of meat.

JustJanS December 27, 2006

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