Thick and Meaty Spaghetti Sauce

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This recipe has evolved over the years and is now one of our favorites. It's a versatile recipe that allows you to use whatever combination of ground meat and whichever heat of Rotel your family prefers. I get 6 or 7 quart freezer bags from this recipe, though it's easily halved. As with all my recipes, please feel free to make it your own.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in a large skillet, brown ground meat, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Two batches may be necessary.
  2. Drain well.
  3. Transfer to a 12 quart stockpot and stir in remaining ingredients.
  4. Simmer 1 or 2 hours uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sauce reaches the thickness you like.
  5. Cool, package in meal size servings and freeze.