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This is a very good basic spaghetti sauce recipe, but whenever you have sugar in a recipe with tomatoes, try finely chopping a few carrots with your food processor or blender. Amounts can be adjusted to taste.

A good way to eliminate some sugar from your diet, AND get a few extra veggies into your family!

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1stgrambo July 28, 2010

A very good tasting spaghetti sauce. I got four large portions out of it. I only added 3 tablespoons of sugar which was plenty for our family. I used oregano instead of marjoram as I prefer it, but followed the recipe except for those two changes. It makes a rich, hearty sauce. Thanks, Carole in Orlando

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carole in orlando June 24, 2006

Loved it! Wow - what can I say?So hearty and chunky; we ate 1/3rd the first night, and last week I took the second 1/3rd out of the freezer and warmed in my smaller crockpot all afternoon and it was even better than the first time we ate it! I had to do some spice improvising (oregano and extra basil in lieu of Italian seasoning which I don't stock; plus a little more b/c I used reg. diced tomatoes, not italian-style) My youngest DS has diabetes and all the protein in this sauce makes it a much healthier meal in terms of blood sugar control than simple pasta and red sauce.

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Ellee October 27, 2009

We absolutely loved this sauce! My 15 yr old eats a half pound of pasta everyday after school and this is his favorite recipe now! I did switch up the ground beef for ground turkey and I didn't have any marjoram so I added extra italian seasoning. Also cut back just a bit on sugar as others have done. Great sauce recipe, thanks Lysa! Made for PAC Fall 2009.

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PrimQuilter October 01, 2009

My DH had this prepared when I got home from broker class. He did make some modifications. He left out the sugar. Used one can of spicy diced tomatoes for heat along with the 2 regular cans of tomatoes and left out the tomato paste. Easy way to make homemade spaghetti. Thanks Lysa.

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happynana February 06, 2009

mmmmm this is full of flavor and so chunky. It has everything you want it to have and more. Thanks for a keeper.

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sosiboys November 04, 2007

I've tried several sauces here on Zaar and this is the one we like best! I did leave out the sausage and used 1/4 c sugar instead of a 1/3. I simmered it on the stove for several hours but I think next time I'll use the crockpot. Very good, hearty, not too acidic. Thanks!

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akgrown January 08, 2007
Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce