13 Reviews

My husband is Italian and his grandmother makes the best spaghetti and meatballs. He usually doesn't like anyone else's spaghetti but he loves this one! In fact my whole family likes this one! Since finding this recipe there is no more spaghetti sauce out of a jar in my house. This recipe is quick and easy and has so much more taste than those jared sauce! I use baby bella mushrooms in my sauce and add Italian sausage into the meat mix.

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Lady Diana July 16, 2009

H-ko, I love your Momma and her recipe! I made this sauce last evening and it was magnificent. I have multiple comments. First, I made it exactly as directed and this is, as listed, a five-star sauce. It was bright and tomato-ie (?) with a hint of garlic. My wife prefers this sauce "as is", she says 5 stars and I do too. However, AFTER it was done, I tweaked it to suit my personal tastes. I'm not necessarily reccommending that anyone else do this but here's what I did: I added another equal dose of fresh garlic, 12 ounces of chicken stock, a total of 2 Tbsp. of brown sugar and, 5 minutes from the end, I added 1 cup of Cabernet Sauvinon. I also simmered it for an additional 90 minutes, COVERED, stirring frequently. I was much pleased with the outcome. Next time, I will double the total garlic amount AGAIN (but I am a garlic nut). I like having 4 or 5 spaghetti sauce recipes around to break up the boredom, and I like my regular spaghetti sauce but this one is at least as good as my own if not better (both ways). More importantly for me, it's DIFFERENT than my regular sauce. So, in the end, this is an outstanding recipe and I'm glad I decided to try this previously unrated masterpiece -- I could tell it was going to be good when I viewed the ingredients. Thanks so much, H-ko, for posting this fine recipe. Big Pat.

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Bone Man July 29, 2006

I have never made "homeade" spaghetti sauce until this recipe and I have really been missing out!! This will be my new go-to recipe! Delicious and extremely easy! I like that most of the ingredients are things you can have on hand. I skipped on the bay leaves as i didn't have those but it was still great! thanks!!!

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erin.essary November 07, 2008

A five star dish if I may. Im no cook and either is my girlfriend, but lately we've been trying out recipes we find online. This is by far (thee) best yet. I loved it and so did she. Your mother is a genius.

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Jamel S. July 01, 2014

So tasty, so easy. The kids are silent, let me say that again, silent, at the table when I make this for dinner. I use half the sauce for spaghetti on night one and in a lasagna on night two. I only use 2 tablespoons of Italian Seasoning (not a huge Oregano fan) and it's perfectly delicious!

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meowkatmeow February 06, 2012

Thanks for a great recipe. I loved the brown sugar addition. It turned out very good and was quick and easy. Thank-you.

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Bill Butler December 17, 2011

I love, love, love this recipe. Thank you for posting!

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ChefLizD February 19, 2010

This was an easy recipe to follow and it was one of the best batches of spaghetti I have made in awhile.

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cherelynshort July 09, 2009

Great sauce. Easy to make. It's even better the next day.

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Travis' mom April 30, 2009
Mama's Spaghetti With Meat Sauce