Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a timeless spaghetti sauce, a favorite of my Grandmother's. Due to health issues she can't cook anymore, but this is one of her favorites. In the summer I steal fresh tomatoes from my parent's garden... you can't beat this sauce when it's made with homegrown tomatoes. Leave it chunky or run it through a blender... it's up to you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat olive oil in pan
  2. Peel and chop tomatoes.
  3. saute onion and garlic until tender.
  4. add tomatoes, salt, basil, oregano, bay leaf, sugar, crushed red pepper flakes, tomato paste, hamburger and 4 strips of bacon.
  5. cover and simmer 15-20 minutes.
  6. serve over pasta and sprinkle with remaining bacon.