Italian Meat Sauce

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by SusanRW

This is the meat sauce I grew up eating. I now make it for my family, and it is great on any pasta, but we usually eat it on spaghetti. I usually double the recipe when I make it. It freezes well too for those that do OAMC.

Top Review by ToiCara

I make this without the meat and keep it on hand in the freezer. I use it for everything - pizza, calzones, chicken parm. I add the meat in later if needed. I usually put the ingredients in the crock and let it go all day (or all night) and then separate it into freezer bags. Because I cook it in the crock pot, I omit the water, and just as a matter of taste, I add 2 Tablespoons brown sugar to cut down on the acidity. DH says it is just like his mommy makes ;o)!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large pan, cook onion, meat, and garlic in hot oil.
  2. Drain after meat is browned and return meat to pan.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Simmer uncovered 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until sauce is thickened; stir occasionally.
  5. Remove bay leaf.

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