Total Time
6hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 6 hrs

This is the way I have always made my sauce It makes plenty..I freeze the sauce in freezer gallon that we always have it on hand.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large kettle, brown beef with veggies. Add the tomato paste.and continue browning.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and top off with approx 8 cups of water.
  3. Simmer for 4 to 6 hours. Never put the lid on tight -- it will make your sauce watery!
  4. Stir frequently.have plenty of crusty Italian bread on hand for dipping (taste testing)!


Most Helpful

Flavorful sauce with lots of good texture from the meat and veggies. I froze the leftovers for OAMC.

Ginny Sue December 29, 2008

I halved this recipe, but I must say that the flavor is WONDERFUL!!! I now wish I'd have made the whole batch to save for more later! Just delicious! Wonderful, easy and very fresh-tasting. I loved the subtle sweetness that the sugar added. I did add what was left of a chopped tomato that I needed to use up. I enjoyed this sauce almost as much my Mom's recipe -- which is the grandest compliment I can give! Good stuff, and a keeper for sure! Thank you for sharing, Katie! :)

Stacky5 July 06, 2006

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