Spaghetti Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Papa D 1946-2012

The ground beef can be omitted if meatballs are to be used. I mentioned simmering for 1 hour but longer yields more flavor, I let sauce simmer for about 5 hours, stirring occasionally.

Top Review by Boomette

This sauce is so yummy. I used 28 ounces of diced tomatoes and omitted the tomato sauce. I used low sodium beef broth. I used Merlot for the red wine. I used fresh mushrooms. Thanks Papa D :) Made for Count Dracula and His Hot Bites for ZWT7

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saute pan cook bacon and transfer to a bowl, let cool and crumble.
  2. In bacon drippings cook mushrooms and onion until tender and for last minute of cooking time add the garlic, transfer to a bowl.
  3. Brown ground beef and remove from heat, drain off grease.
  4. In a large stock pot add ground beef, diced tomatoes with juices, tomato sauce, tomato paste, beef broth, wine, seasonings, onion powder, shredded carrot, crumbled bacon and bay leaves, stir to combine, bring to a slow boil cover and reduce heat to slow simmer for at least 1 hour stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove bay leaves prior to serving.
  6. Serve over your favorite pasta.

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