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    Thick n' Hearty Spaghetti Sauce

    Thick n' Hearty Spaghetti Sauce. Photo by Caroline Cooks

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    4 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    4 hrs

    FalaRedwing's Note:

    This is based on a very simple family recipe, with my own twist - one even my mother prefers! It's cooked down to be extra thick, and excellent for cold winters.

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    1. 1
      In a large pot (I use cast iron), quickly and thoroughly brown the ground beef.
    2. 2
      Drain and add mushrooms, followed by garlic (I use at least a tablespoon in this step), parsley (a lot), oregano, sage, and basil.
    3. 3
      Add tomatoes, sauce, and paste; stir together.
    4. 4
      Cook on med-high for 5-10 minutes, then reduce heat to med-low.
    5. 5
      Allow to simmer covered about one hour, stirring occasionally.
    6. 6
      Add garlic, pepper, basil, oregano, sage, and parsley to taste (also sugar).
    7. 7
      Cook covered on med-low for 2 hours.
    8. 8
      Add more seasoning to taste.
    9. 9
      Cook covered on med-low for another 30 minutes-1 hour.
    10. 10
      At this point, the sauce should be thick, cooked down about halfway.
    11. 11
      Serve with your favorite pasta or on slices of bread with parmesan or cheddar.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 07, 2007


      I was looking for a sauce recipe that was thick since I HATE those store bought watery ones. This was wonderful!! I used fresh basil, the rest of the herbs were dry. Easy too this was the first time I have ever tasted or made homemade sauce.

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    • on May 26, 2005


      Excellent sauce; thick, hearty and delicious. Simmered for 3 hours with Kittencal's Parmesan Meatballs. Yumm... Thanks for posting,FalaKacie.

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    Nutritional Facts for Thick n' Hearty Spaghetti Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (361 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 383.3
    Calories from Fat 162
    Total Fat 18.0 g
    Saturated Fat 6.8 g
    Cholesterol 77.1 mg
    Sodium 1467.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.3 g
    Sugars 20.4 g
    Protein 28.1 g

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