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