Hearty Homemade Italian Spaghetti Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Wildflour

Thick, rich, meaty sauce loaded with the flavors of Italy! I finally wrote it down as I went along! PLEASE don't let the list of ingredients scare you off, it's really VERY easy!! You'll never buy "those jars" again! :)

Top Review by Kerry K.

Wow!!!! This is my new favorite spaghetti sauce recipe. I did not add the fennel seeds and thyme because I don't like them. I also used hot sausage, the flavor was wonderful.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large mixing bowl, combine well with hands the 2 meats.
  2. Add to deep, large non-stick skillet. *If not using non-stick pan, add a little olive oil to pan first so it won't stick.
  3. Sprinkle EVENLY rest of meat mixture ingredients over meats. Stir meats to mix in herbs and spices.
  4. Cook over medium heat til meat is no longer pink. Break up meat as you go along, but just don't overdo it. You don't want tiny, overly fine pieces.
  5. Drain grease.
  6. Pour into large heavy-bottomed pot.
  7. Add rest of ingredients EXCEPT mushrooms, and stir/fold to mix well.
  8. Now add the mushrooms! :).
  9. Heat over medium heat til simmering.
  10. Lower heat to just a simmer and cook, stirring every so often, for about 30 minutes.
  11. Serve over hot, cooked and well drained spaghetti, thin spaghetti, mostaccioli, or rotini noodles.
  12. Serve with tossed salad, garlic bread and parmesan cheese on the side if desired. ENJOY!

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