chia's spaghetti sauce for a crowd

Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

i've made this forever, and it's always a crowd pleaser. made it last night for a post college crowd, no leftovers at all!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in a very large stockpot heat oil and add onions, garlic and chopped beef, stir til browned, remove make meatballs-add ingredients, form into balls, add to pot, cook until browned, remove add sausages, cook until browned, remove, cut into 2" piece.
  2. add all back to pot, add remaining ingredients, bring to boil, lower to simmer and cook, partially covered 3-4 hrs, stirring every half hour serve over 3 lbs of al dente pasta with freshly grated cheese.


Most Helpful

Oh boy! This sauce ROCKS! I generally do not add so much meat to my sauces, but everyone just loved this; the went crazy over it!! I halved the recipe (adding just a bit more spices :-) ) and only had about 2/3 servings left so I just saved it and we had it for lunch :-) Thanks so much. I think I will make this for a group of friends when I get back to school... if I have any free time lol :-)

love4culinary May 30, 2003

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