My Very Best Spaghetti Sauce

Total Time
10hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 hrs

I've been working on this one for awhile and it's finally just how we like it. It's a little spicy and a little sweet. If you like it less spicy just omit the crushed red pepper flakes, you can always add some in later if you want to spice it up a bit. Cook time is maximum amount on low in the crockpot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown sauasage links in a fry pan over medium heat for about 15 minutes or until nice and brown.
  2. Using the same sauce pan add the onions and hamburger and cook until hamburger is browned.
  3. Mix all ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4-6 hours.
  4. Serve over spaghetti noodles with fresh parmasean cheese.
  5. Freezes well!
Most Helpful

This sauce recipe is fantastic! It will replace the standard sauce recipe I have been using. The hub and I had this recipe after a day of hiking and could not get enough. Just the right amount of sweet and spicy. I made a few modifications - a half pound of ground mild Italian sausage instead of links, 1/4 cup of sugar only and 1-2 tsp kosher salt. Thank you!

Comfort Cookin' July 02, 2009

This IS a wonderful recipe! I've tried many spaghetti sauce recipes. This one is not at all complicated, only takes a few minutes of chopping & browning, then all in the crockpot for a few hours ... couldn't be easier. My grocer packs his italian sausages in pound packets, so that's what went into my sauce ... 1 lb. each of both ground beef & italian sausage. I also added a chopped green pepper and a 10-oz. tin of sliced mushrooms when the chopped onion went into the skillet. In addition, I used 5 garlic cloves, rather than 2, but omitted the powdered garlic, as I hadn't any. The quantity of black & red pepper looked a bit scary to me, but I used the total quantity and it was not overpowering due to the addition of the sugar as well as the quantity of the sauce ... made a full "crock". Thanks! I'll definitely make this again in future.

Esmerelda August 26, 2007

I made this last night while I slept. How easy is that. Changes I made are as follows: Used 5 links of mild Italian Sausage as that is how they are packaged in my market. I used fresh tomatoes for the crushed by heating them and mashing them with my potato masher. I will probably decrease the sugar to 1/3 cup as it is pretty sweet and I only used 1 teas. crushed red pepper flakes. It is yummo

PatM August 27, 2005