Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

The base of this was my mom's; I just adjusted it a little to my likings.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef with onions, season with salt and pepper to taste; drain off any fat.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (water is optional depending on the thickness you prefer).
  3. Simmer a minimum of 30 minutes.
  4. Serve over pasta noodles of any kind.


Most Helpful

I made this recipe for freezing in portion sizes for my husband as I'm going away on holidays. It is a perfect base for loads of other spaghetti meat sauces and is lovely on it's own. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

queenbeatrice July 30, 2010

Considerably different from the sauces I usually make, but that's not a problem, since we both do like variety! I did, however, cut the sugar back to just 1/4 cup & didn't add any water since we usually like our sauces thick! Served enough for the 2 of us & hen packaged the rest of it in 2-serving portions for the freezer! Great sauce, we thought! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Stars Tag]

Sydney Mike August 26, 2011

This sauce is so yummy and easy to do. I used 1 small onion. I used lean ground beef. I didn't want to use 1/2 cup sugar so I used only 1 tablespoon. No garlic salt for us. And I didn't have to add water. I let it simmer covered. Thanks Nikki :) Made for 123 hit wonders

Boomette July 11, 2010

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