Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

was given to me by father in law.. he was a cook and was proud of his recipes and his cooking ... this recipe was cook and serve by my husband at the fire station as he was a fireman ...this is a great recipe and also cook for the captain for his promotion... also freezes great...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim fat from chuck and pork and grind together.
  2. Brown together till just light tan, stirring constantely.
  3. Add onions to meat, cook till onions are trainsparent.
  4. Add the following to the meat and onions: garlic, tomato paste,tomatoes,water, celery,parsley,oregano,basil leaves,rosemary,green pepper,bay leaf, brown sugar, black pepper,salt.
  5. Cook and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  6. Turn heat to simmer, keep stirring till burner reaches simmer stage and don't scorch.
  7. Simmer about 3 hours stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve over spaghetti.
Most Helpful

Best sauce ever!! Absolutely loved it.

MandyMae12 July 06, 2010

FANTASTIC!!! I used diced tomatoes instead of crushed tomatoes since that's what I had in my cupboard and it still turned out excellent!!! The one other change I made was doubling the brown sugar [personal preference of course]. Definitely a 5-star recipe!!! TY for posting Ann Hugo!!! :D

Chef Judith Irene July 17, 2009