Italian Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy sauce pan.
  2. Sauté garlic and onion, until onion is transparent.
  3. Then add bay leaf, ground meat, cook until meat is no longer pink.
  4. Stir in diced tomatoes, water and tomato paste, tomato sauce.
  5. Add all the spices and then lemon juice.
  6. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer, uncovered for 1 to 2 hours or til sauce is desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove bay leaf and then add brown sugar to taste.
  8. Note: If you use ground turkey use two beef cubes or two teaspoons of beef soup base (use no salt).


Most Helpful

It didn't quite work for me, I think next time I will try crushed Tomatoes or maybe use 1/2 Lb more meat.

douglas18230 April 02, 2014

delicious and fairly easy to prepare

SMILEY11590 April 18, 2010

Very tasty sauce. I chose to use ground chicken, so added the beef soup base. :)

Lori Mama May 25, 2008

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a