Basic Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe is a result of the ingredients i had on hand, very meaty. Feel free to adjust to your taste, more garlic, etc.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat in saucepan.
  2. When butter is melted, add onions and garlic; cook until onions are soft.
  3. Add beef and brown, drain if desired.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve over cooked pasta of your choice.


Most Helpful

Absolutely wonderful basic meatsauce. I let it simmer for 2 hours because company was late and it turned out soooo yummy. Wasn't sure how much tomato sauce/paste/diced ratio to add, and this recipe hit it right on spot. Thanks!!

starlight17_12979236 April 25, 2011

This is a delicious basic sauce - did add some red pepper flakes and some Tabasco as it was missing some spices. Made a double batch and froze some for later use. Thanks! :)

Redsie May 03, 2009

A great sauce and one of our favorites. The butter and olive oil give the sauce a little something extra. We liked very much. I did add a little dash of Marsala wine too.

Petite Mommy April 02, 2006

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