Grandma's Italian Spaghetti Sauce

READY IN: 57mins
Recipe by Nicole Gray

This is my grandmother's recipe from Italy. It is wonderful. I have gotten rid of all other sauce recipes because this one is so good. It is also wonderful over rice and by itself. I love it because it tastes too good and is very filling so it lasts more than 2 meals.

Top Review by AcadiaTwo

Very good pasta sauce! I cooked it on low all day in my crock pot after browning the ground beef in a skillet. Great comfort food, that I served with Italian whole wheat bread. In addition I added sliced white button mushrooms.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute garlic, onion and bell pepper in oil until onion and pepper are translucent.
  2. Add beef to onion-pepper mix.
  3. Cook til you no longer see pink; drain well and then return to pot.
  4. Add tomatoes with juice, paste, chili powder and Worcestershire; mix well.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Add mushrooms; mix well.
  7. Simmer 10 minutes longer.
  8. Serve over hot pasta.
  9. I like angel hair with this sauce--it gives it a unique texture.
  10. I use Georgio bottled mushrooms, Del Monte Tomatoes, Hunts Paste, Lea& Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, McCormick Chili powder.
  11. All the rest are fresh ingredients.
  12. This is an old family recipe.
  13. Once you taste it, you will never go back to any other sauce.

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