Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is my mother's home made spaghetti sauce, which I like to use when making lasagna or baked ziti too. It's not real thick, and not real thin. You can usually serve it after cooking only 1 hour, but additional time brings out the taste better. The only alteration I made to Mimi's recipe is I added chopped green pepper for DH. You can also make it with ground buffalo or ground turkey for a leaner version.

Directions

  1. Put olive oil in stock pot.
  2. Add onion, garlic and green pepper. Saute over low heat until onion is translucent.
  3. Add ground beef and brown until thoroughly cooked. Drain excess grease.
  4. Add tomato paste and tomato sauce. Include one can water from each (about 2 cups water). Stir together until paste is mixed in well with other ingredients.
  5. Add basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves and pinch of sugar.
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer on low for 1-2 hours.
  7. Serve over cooked pasta, with freshly grated parmesan cheese, salad and hot bread.
Most Helpful

Ground turkey was used in place of the ground beef and a 15 oz can of tomato sauce. This was also cooked all day in the crock pot and used to make skillet lasagna. Very good and simple. Made for *PAC Spring 2009*

PaulaG April 07, 2009

Really good! the only thing i did different was add a little red wine and use meatballs. just really good simple sauce!

Harperlou April 01, 2009

This is a very easy to put together sauce that only gets better the longer it cooks. I made this in my slow cooker and cooked together with turkey meatballs, also added 2 zucchini and 1/2 cup chopped carrots. Delicious meal on a busy night! Thank you FN! This is a keeper!

kittycatmom March 16, 2009