Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This is my mother's spaghetti sauce, my favorite. You can change the meat as you lik it but here's how my husband and I make it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer onions and celery in the butter in a very large and thick pot.
  2. In another pot, cook the meat in the oil.
  3. Drain the meat extremely well.
  4. Add all other ingredients and the meat to the large pot.
  5. Simmer over low heat for 4 hours.
  6. Stir every 15 to 20 minutes if possible.


Most Helpful

I was surprised how good this sauce was, because of the odd ingredients in it.
But it turned out to be a nice mild flavored spaghetti sauce and thickened up great.
Made for Pick a Chef Spring 2011

CIndytc March 15, 2011

Very flavorful sauce!! The family really enjoyed it - especially the long slow cooking phase - they couldn't wait to come to the table. I followed your suggestion of using 2 pounds pork and 1 pound beef. I did not have bay leaf powder so did not add that. We'll make this one again. Thanks.

Acerast May 04, 2008

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