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    Phyllis Diller's Tomato Spaghetti Sauce

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    1 hrs

    15 mins

    45 mins

    Arctides Regalis's Note:

    I actually learned this recipe from watching a video interview between Madame Diller and comedian Roseanne Barr, in which Roseanne joined Diller for lunch at the latter's home. In the video, Phyllis put together this delicious recipe, which I've found incredibly simple to replicate with delicious results. As a note, I cannot completely replicate Ms. Diller's recipe, as she guesstimates most of her spice measurements. While this works for some, I know this site often prefers specific measurements rather than estimations. Either way, it's pretty close. Except for, Phyllis uses a lot more olive oil than I specify. To each their own.

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    1. 1
      Heat up the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauce pan. Add the ground beef and cook it until browned.
    2. 2
      Open and add the contents of the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and mushrooms (with the mushroom liquid intact). Add the chopped onions, garlic, oregano, basil, cayenne pepper and wine as well, and stir well.
    3. 3
      Bring the mixture back to a boil, and reduce heat to low, simmering for about 1 hour.
    4. 4
      Remove from heat and serve over spaghetti or another pasta of your choice. Garnish with parmesan if desired.

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    Nutritional Facts for Phyllis Diller's Tomato Spaghetti Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (247 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 234.0
    Calories from Fat 110
    Total Fat 12.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    Cholesterol 38.5 mg
    Sodium 425.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Sugars 7.4 g
    Protein 13.2 g

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