This was the third recipe I have tried from this site...and each one was terrific!!! I didn't think anyone could top my own spaghetti sauce (been making it for 36 years!) but...you have definitely "topped" my recipe! What a great (and easy) way to make a terrific sauce! I will definitely throw my recipe out the window and make this one, from now on! It was sooo good that when I tasted the finished sauce, I was so amazed that I phoned my girlfriends and told them to come over and try it!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Been meaning to make this for ages. What I did was use half pork and half groung beef and also added more Basil and also added Italian Seasoning,Majoram and Rosemary. And I used Mrs Dash spicy instead of the crushed red peppers.. This recipe is a keeper. It makes enough that I could feed the family and send some home with my son.
Alright, let me be the 45th person to write a review for this sauce. IT'S WONDERFULL! I made it exactly as the recipe called for. (I like my sauce a little on the thinner side.) it turned out delicious. My boyfriend had 3 sevings. Made lasagna w/ the leftovers, and I think that was better then the spaghetti. Again my bf gorged himself, as well as I. =)
This was a VERY good spaghetti sauce! It tasted like the kind of sauce you get in a good restaurant! Like others, I altered the ingredients slightly - I used 1.5 lbs lean ground beef and .5 pounds mild italian sausage, then added a small container of mushrooms (which I sauteed first) around a half hour before serving. I think it simmered around 3 hours, and it turned out great! It might have been even better if I weren't so wine-ignorant - didn't know what bottle to buy. But I was amazed at the difference only 1/4 cup of wine made in that large a quantity of sauce! Wish they sold wine at my store in smaller bottles - poured the entire bottle minus the 1/4 cup down the drain! Definitely a KEEPER!
Absolutely delicious!!!. I was skeptical about making a sauce other than my own, because I knew mine was pretty good. But, in an effort to try something new, I said what the heck. This sauce beats the one i've made for years, hands down. It's BETTER THAN ANY SAUCE I'VE TRIED. If you've got the ingredients on hand, make this sauce, you won't be sorry. I mixed a 1/2 pound of hamburger with 1 1/2 lbs. italian sausage.
Easy to see why everyone loves this recipe. Made it for dinner tonight using Turkey sweet Italian Sausage. It makes alot...that's good cause you'll want more than one serving!
OooooWheeee, Sharlene~W!! This was soooo tasty! I added ground beef, too (because DH requested it) but it would be EXCELLENT as is! It reminds me of the spaghetti sauce the little Italian grandmas made in the old run-down (yet extremely popular) Italian resturants we used to go to at closing time in the 70's. They always had a 20-quart stockpot simmering 24/7! I'll be making this often - thanks!!
I used both mild and hot Italian sausage, fresh basil and simmered the mixture for about three hours. The recipe was very simple (a non-negotiable requirement) to prepare. My wife and I both agreed, that it was the best spaghetti sauce we had ever had.