I made this again and used 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 Italian sausage and it came out even better than the first time! We absolutely love this sauce and it makes alot so I am able to freeze some and make lasagna later! This is my tried and true spaghetti sauce now!
I halved the recipe which was easy enough to do,and followed it to a "T." We really liked the flavor of the sauce but it was quite watery even though I simmered it for about an hour and a half - at least. I think next time I'll omit the water too,as someone else mentioned. Thanks
My main comment about this recipe is.... WOW!!! I made this for dinner, originally for my DH and I only. We ended up with six people, who all agreed that this is THE BEST spaghetti sauce they have ever tasted. We delayed dinner because friends showed up, so our sauce simmered for about 3 hours. I almost always modify recipies I use to "make it my own", but since I had never made homemade sauce before, I followed this one to the letter, and it is delicious! I will make it again and again!
Excellent Sauce Thanks!
This sauce was very good indeed. I made a few substitions like 1lb hamburger and 1lb sausage I left out the chilies and used white wine. I've been looking for a good sauce for awhile and I believe yours is it.
Very, very good!!! My kids (ages 5 & 10 ) liked it as well!
Well, what can I say?? This recipe was so darn good! I made the sauce with 1 1/2 lbs. of Italian sausage and 1 1/2 C. of water. I did all the rest of the recipe as written. I used most of the sauce for a spaghetti dinner and then used about 2 cups the following night for a meatball sandwich dinner (I just used store bought frozen meatballs, heated, for the sandwiches). My family loved both dinners. Thanks for a great recipe Sharlene!
This was excellent, this will be my new go to recipe for spaghetti. No more hunting for recipes because this is like something you'd expect at an Italian restaurant. I did alter it somewhat and used only a cup of water instead of 2, glad I did 2 would've been way too runny. I also changed the meat to 1 lb. Italian sausage and 1 lb. ground sirloin and that was perfect, for me it would've been too much sausage with 2 lbs. of it. I don't think you can go wrong with this one, it makes a lot so be prepared to feed a crowd with it or have lots of left overs.
Wonderful! Freezes well. I wouldn't change a thing. Very nice in Nancy Gould's Spinach Orzo Pie #52514. I'll keep this in my freezer always.
The BEST! I only changed the meat ingredient to 1 lb ground beef and 1 lb Italian sausage. I had time to simmer this slowly (3 hours) on LOW and it was delicious.