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I think that I can agree with everyone else this is the best sauce that I have had...I made it last night for supper and froze the rest to make some lasagna. THANK you very much for posting this and for taking the time to perfect it you did a very good job.
I made this sauce tonight for dinner and it was great. I only used one pound of ground beef,I didn't have any sausage and don't like too much meat in my sauce. It was just right for us. I don't think I will use two pounds of meat as the recipe calls for next time either.
Sharlene, this is the greatest sauce I've ever made, and I have you to thank! THANKS! And it was so easy! I didn't use any meat, because we made meatballs and added them after the sauce was made. Like some of the others, I didn't use all the water, but only 2/3 cup. I like thick sauce, and this was perfect! I used a 35 oz can of whole plum tomatoes, just breaking them up with my hands, but did everything else by the book. This sauce is so delicious and economical, I will never buy another jar of sauce again. Thanks for sharing a fabulous recipe with all of us!
I was really anxious to try this sauce, as I have access to good, homemade, hot sausage. I followed the recipe very closely, and it turned out superb!! This is very similar to my own homemade sauce, so I was used to cooking it all day. I couldn't find any diced tomatoes at my store that didn't already have some seasonings on them, and I was afraid I wouldn't like the flavor they had. I had fresh herbs from the garden, and you can never have too much basil in the sauce!! I'm sure I will be making this again, it is a pleasant change from my recipe. The only thing I will do differently is probably add crushed tomatoes instead of diced because my daughter picks out all the tomato pieces. For me the wine was not a must, I can take it or leave it. Overall, delicious!!!
A standing ovation for this 5 star winner! I used sweet Italian sausage and a little more brown sugar, then let it simmer for about 3 hours. The next time I will try half the amount of sausage and add some ground beef. I may leave out the water or just add very little so the sauce is a little thicker. Got to go - I hear some left over sauce & spagetti calling me!!
This sauce took a bit of work to make, but was well worth the effort. YUM!!!
Dag Nabbit!! My spaghetti sauce was one of the recipes of my own that my DH and I just never looked to replace because we liked it so much. I saw this recipe and was curious..... which leads me to the dag nabbit part. This IS BETTER. Everyone loved it! I used 1/2 Italian sausage and 1/2 lean ground beef. Just fantastic! Used all the water called for, simmered about 5 hours. perfect! Dag Nabbit.......
For a processed pasta sauce it was Ok.Perhaps the taste would improve depending on the brand names of the processed tomatoes.
Sharlene, I truly love this sauce and can't seem to keep my spoon out of the pot! Just started simmering it, so it still has a ways to go, I'm going to TRY to let it simmer for about 2 hours, I just hope there is some left by the time I have to serve it! LOL I had 2 pounds of ground chuck that I needed to use up, so I thought I'd try this recipe. I've been meaning to for quite some time. Next time, I will definitely use sausage, but the chuck is wonderful with this as well. Thank you SO much for posting this!! YUM! :o) ~Wendy