Great Italian Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I've been using this recipe since the early 1980's when a girlfriend brought it to work to share. Everyone loves it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook and stir hamburger, onion and garlic in a 10-inch skillet until hamburger is light brown; drain.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients except spaghetti.
  3. Heat to boiling; reduce heat.
  4. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour.
  5. Serve sauce over hot spaghetti.
  6. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
Most Helpful

Great Sauce!!! My husband is a meat lover and this covered just about everything that makes him smile. Great Taste!!! Thanks!

spappa September 26, 2006

Made this last night for dinner for my roommate, her sis, her friend & me. Very herby was one comment. I myself would of preferred more "zest" to it. A bit bland but good for a basic sauce though after simmering for an hour, it still kind of tasted like it did when I tried it before simmering. Would make again but add some italian sausage. Thanks!

Ang11002 December 20, 2004

ciò è meravigliosamente saporita! grazie! più, per favore! OK, that ends the altavista translation, but seriously, great sauce, though i'm pretty sure i missed out some of the herbs. Thanks.

Pittsburgher November 22, 2004