Sensational Spaghetti Sauce

Total Time
3hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Simple, delicious, sweet like my mother's recipe from long ago, a great spaghetti sauce that I make for company and other special occasions, like my son's birthday. It's from a junior league cookbook, "Creme de Colorado". One of my favorite things about cooking is dumping several ingredients in a pot and having it turn out delicious. This recipe is like that.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large, heavy kettle, saute onion and garlic in butter and oil until transparent.
  2. Add meat and brown over medium heat.
  3. Add green pepper, mushrooms, tomato paste, tomatoes, Worcestershire, bitters, sugar, wine, salt, pepper, celery salt, bay leaves, and cayenne pepper.
  4. Simmer over low heat for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  5. Serve with warm pasta and a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


Most Helpful

I own the creme cookbook and desired to have this spaghetti in hawaii. I feel lucky to find this recipe online. It's so flavorful and it freezes, so I usually double it.

bitsybowman October 06, 2012

I have been searching for a good spaghetti sauce for a VERy long time and I have finally found it. I added a bit more dried oregano and basil as those were the spices in the Italian stewed tomatoes. I'm not sure if it really needed it, but man, this was REALLY good!

reinecke53 August 17, 2005

This is really a sensational dark, rich sauce.I have made this for the past 15 years! The Angostura bitters makes all the difference (sometimes a little tricky to find in supermarket). The celery salt adds a fabulous slightly sweet flavor. Roxygirl in Colo.

Roxygirl in Colorado March 13, 2005

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