Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
I make this version of spaghetti sauce more often than the regular ground beef/marinara version. It is a nice spicy smoky alternative to the usual sauce. Very easy to make.
- 1⁄2 lb bacon, diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 (26 ounce) jarplain spaghetti sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- In a skillet, cook bacon on low heat until done.
- Remove bacon from skillet to a paper-towel covered plate to drain.
- Cook onion in skillet with bacon grease until onion is soft.
- Drain onion.
- Combine bacon, onion, spaghetti sauce, garlic, and cayenne pepper in skillet.
- Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Serve over spaghetti.
EVERYBODY in my family LOVED this recipe! I have the fussiest kids ... they don't like ANYTHING but plain smooth jarred sauce on their spaghetti, but my husband and I love meat and/or chopped veggies in the sauce. Finally, we all agree! I used a large white onion and really find that the little bit of cayenne pepper really added just a little zing, but not too much for those who don't like it spicy. This covered a lb. of spaghetti nicely, and I could make use of the cheapest plain tinned sauce at the grocery store. Thanks so much!