Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

When I was first married, I bought those jarred spaghetti sauces, but I figured I could come up with a recipe just as good. I have to admit, mine tastes just like one of those well known store brand names. And now that the stores are always reducing the amount in their jarred sauces; I'm glad my recipe makes enough to go around.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven or large pot, brown the ground beef, onion, and green peppers; drain off fat.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cover, and simmer until heated through.
  4. Serve with cooked spaghetti and parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

Awesome sauce. Used some fresh herbs for the dried ones. Thanks for sharing.

Mustang Sally 54269 August 20, 2009

I was in a pickle tonight when I realized that I had no jarred Spaghetti Sauce in the pantry and Spaghetti was for dinner! Thanks for coming to our rescue with this quick & easy sauce! I followed the ingredients exactly with the following exceptions - left out the green pepper and canned mushrooms ('cause we didn't have any) and held back some of the salt because I always add salt to taste (if possible) to avoid over-salting. I found that about 1/4 T. salt worked for us with the 1/2 t. garlic salt in there too (of course your mileage may vary depending on the salt content of your tomato products). I loved how quick it was to whip together - and imagine it would be wonderful if it was given time to simmer longer as well. I have a feeling after having this sauce my family may not *let* me go back to jarred! Thanks a bunch D.G.!

Girle July 20, 2008

I thought I had spaghetti sauce in the pantry, but I was out.... this recipe to the rescue! :) I made it mostly as directed, leaving out the green pepper (didn't have any) and the paprika (forgot it). Next time I would add some crushed tomatoes, too. I'll definitely make this again- thanks for sharing!

AmyMCGS April 28, 2008