Italian Spaghetti Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by LARavenscroft

This is a recipe that I found in "The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook" by Majorie Hurt Jones. The original recipe does not call for ground beef and I have adjusted the amount of vegetables in the recipe as well.

Top Review by Hill Family

I made a few changes based on what I had on hand. I used a green bell pepper and fresh herbs. I used fresh tomatoes and lots of them. I also didn't have or rather couldn't find balsamic vinegar so used red wine vinegar instead. This made for a kind of sweet sauce. I also added a pkg of sauce mix as I had used tomato sauce instead of paste. Oh and finally rather then letting this cook on the stove for 2-3 hours I placed it in the crock pot and cooked it on medium/high for 3 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Spray w/oil.
  3. Add ground beef, onions. celery, red pepper and garlic.
  4. Saute` until beef is no longer pink and veggies are tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
  6. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
  7. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 1-3 hours.
  8. If sauce becomes too thick, thin with a little water.
  9. Remove bay leaf and serve with your favorite pasta.

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