Ma's Spaghetti Sauce

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Recipe by sgannon992

Slightly sweet sauce that my mom has been making for as long as I can remember. The story goes that one of my uncle's got the recipe from a fireman he worked with at the fire house. It yields a large amount (she used to double this!) - enough to freeze and serve for later. In fact, my brothers and sisters and I agree it tastes better after its been frozen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat in skillet until slightly pink; drain excess grease. Set aside.
  2. In large stock pot combine crushed tomatoes and tomatoe paste. Add water - water can be measured by filling 1 tomato paste can 10 times. Add sugar, cinnamon, garlic, and herbs. Add onion whole. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, until tomato paste is dissolved.
  3. Reduce to a simmer and add meat using a slotted spoon. Add Parmeasan cheese. Simmer for at least 1.5 hours, longer is better. Remove onion.
  4. Serve over cooked spaghetti. Freeze remaining sauce and store for up to 4 months.

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