My Favorite Marinara Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

I've tried a lot of different ways of making spaghetti sauce, and this is the way I do it most often. It has a flavor that can't be beaten, at least not easily. It was originally a recipe for Chicken Cacciatore in a Betty Crocker cookbook, but I've modified it a bunch, so it's just not the same any more - and this tastes better than the original.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. saute the onions and garlic in a large deep frying pan over high heat until the onions are starting to carmelize.
  2. Add the ground beef, stir until it's broken up and well browned.
  3. Add the next nine ingredients (tomatoes through Italian seasoning). Stir to mix well and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the sliced mushrooms and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  6. Serve over your favorite pasta. What you don't use freezes well.


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Thanks to pick a chef I found this recipe to try.

I love that you could make this dish ahead of time and freeze it for later use.

Nice flavor......

BLUE ROSE February 28, 2011

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