Mama's Spaghetti Sauce

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by KissKiss

My mom's standard spaghetti sauce recipe - loved by all. Half of a 28 oz can of Dei Fratelli tomato sauce is used in this recipe, simply because we prefer the brand. If you want to use a 14 1/2 - 15 oz can of another brand, that works too. (Dei Fratelli doesn't sell a smaller can.) This recipe is at it's absolute best the day after making it.

Top Review by Norelllaura1

This was very good, I made a second batch and froze it so we would have some already made as my sauce from my garden is running very low.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large Dutch oven, melt the butter with the olive oil, add the garlic and onion, and saute until onion is soft/translucent.
  2. Add the ground sirloin and Italian sausage and cook until no longer pink.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients, adding the bay leaves last so as not to break them up during stirring. Adjust the seasonings as needed to suit your taste.
  4. Bring the sauce to a boil, then turn heat down to the lowest possible heat and let simmer for 2 hours covered with an offset lid.
  5. Serve with cooked spaghetti and parmesan cheese.

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