Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I love this recipe for potlucks or to make ahead for that trip to the cottage. It has a wonderful blend of flavors. The recipe came from Taste Of home. A real winner

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook beef,green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, brown sugar, salt, chili powder, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne.
  4. Drain spaghetti;add to the beef mixture.
  5. Transfer to a greased 13x9 baking dish.
  6. Cover and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  7. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.


Most Helpful

I thought this was nice. I cut it in half and had 4 servings (not 6). I thought it was a *little* dry - I might use a full 8 oz tomato sauce for a half recipe next time and up the spices a bit but otherwise wouldn't change anything. I used yellow and red bell pepper as I dislike green pepper. I used an 8x8 pan for half recipe and used 2 oz (1/2 cup) cheese - could have used more for my taste but that was all I had. Will make again with minor changes. Thanks for sharing!

flower7 November 11, 2010

After reading Stardustbunnies review and her photo, I thought that I would give this a try for the grandkids. It worked out very nice they all enjoyed it and even though I only like Italian pasta, I did enjoy my supper also with a tossed salad and some garlic bread. I will make this one again soon.

andypandy March 02, 2008

This was a pretty good recipe; my kids certainly liked it. I subbed sausage for the hamburger but thought the meat-to-other things ratio was a bit too high; I think I'd prefer 1/2 lb. meat or less. I made my sauce in a cast iron skillet then just baked it in the same pan to save on dishes. I did love the addition of the peppers to the dish (I used red peppers).

SandwichQueen January 21, 2015

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