Gramma's Spaghetti Sauce (Cheater "from Scratch")

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READY IN: 6hrs 20mins
Recipe by MommyMakes

This is my mother's recipe for spaghetti sauce and is wonderful! It is a chunky, meaty sauce. We usually make this in two 5 quart pots and freeze them in 2-3 cup portions, great for OAMC. It uses jars of spaghetti sauce for ease and flavor, you could also purchase a warehouse sized can of spaghetti sauce and flavor to taste to cut costs. Also add more vegetables as desired and if the mixture is too thick add another jar or a can of sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 (32 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce, assorted flavors to taste
  • 7 lbs Italian sausages
  • 10 lbs lean ground beef
  • 18-14 cup sugar, to taste
  • 5 bell peppers, yellow, red and green
  • 2 onions
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons italian seasoning


  1. Slice sausages into 1/2" to 1" slices or remove casings and crumble. Brown meats with onions until browned. Drain fat.
  2. Add chopped veggies and all remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring just to a boil, then cover and reduce heat, allowing sauce to simmer 4-6 hours.

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