Mimi's Spaghetti Sauce

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by kitty.rock

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.

Top Review by PaulaG

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*

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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