Real Italian Spaghetti Sauce

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by Tina Dirmyer

My mother who is Italian-born was taught this recipe by her mother before teaching me. I hope you enjoy it.

Top Review by karen in tbay

My mother made her sauce on the weekend no recipe and this one is very very close. So I am rating this to put in my files and I will def try as per your ingredients. My mother first browned her ribs, then added chopped celery. She wanted to just add a can of tomato paste with enough water to cover but we were out so she used ready made canned spaghetti sauce - one with basil & romano and the other was a spicy sauce. I had some leftover cooked ribs off the bone that we also added and it was the best sauce ever. Served over whole wheat spaghetti and a couple of cooked spaghetti squash. Absolutely delish!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large dutch oven, heat the olive oil.
  2. Add onions& garlic and cook until just beginning to brown.
  3. Add Pork and cook until browned on all sides.
  4. Add Tomato Puree and Crushed Tomatoes and stir well.
  5. Add spices (add more or less to your liking) and bring to a boil, stirring often, for about 20 minutes Turn heat down to low and simmer for about 2-2 1/2 hours, stirring often.

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