By Luke Meakins on September 26, 2001
"This is a hearty (meaty) yet tangy spaghetti sauce that I have tweaked to almost perfection. A must try for any Italian food lovers out there."
Serving Size: 1 (530 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Very Good. I used fresh tomatoes though since I have so many. And fresh basil. Other than that, I followed this recipe."
"My 11 year old made this as a math project. He used all ingredients and exact measurements. It is wonderful. Easy to make. Worth the extra time."
"My family loved this sauce. Instead of 2 Cups of water I added 1 cup white wine and 1 cup of water and it was very good. This is one that I will keep and I am making it again and will double the recipe and freeze some.....Thanks for sharing this! :)"
"The recipe was pretty easy to follow and the results were great! I did skim on the time though from the recommended to about 45 min worth of shimmering as I was pushed for time and it still tasted really good."
"Oh my goodness this is the best spaghetti sauce. I will never buy a jar of sauce again. Very easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe Luke Meakins :)"
"YUM! Love it, my child loves it! Also great over shrimp, and to use for lasagna, which I am using what I froze last time"
"I didn't care for this much. To me, it wasn't anything special other than a normal spaghetti sauce. I was hoping for a "unique" taste. The only difference I made was using ground turkey instead of beef. Normally there isn't that much of a flavor difference with me, but who knows. I've made some awesome meatloaves with turkey as well as meatballs so I thought this would be okay as well. Back to basics I guess."
"I added half wine and half water in place of the 2 c. water. I also added mushrooms and omitted the green peppers (personal preference). Great sauce recipe!"
"Tasty! Easy, full of flavor. As suggested in reviews, I also used 1 c. dry white wine and 1 c. water instead of water alone. Had to add a bit more sugar and salt and forgot the lemon juice at the end, but it was still great!!"
"good basic sauce. I used it as the basis for a deliciuos fridge cleaner (basically any thing that didn't glow in the dark )"
"This was a very nice sauce -- thick and tasty. I, too, used fresh tomatoes from the garden and substituted a little wine (about 1/2 cup) for some of the water. Because I was using fresh, juicy, run-of-the-mill garden tomatoes rather than "paste" tomatoes, I cooked them up a bit first before adding the meat and spices. "
"Just a basic sauce. Nothing really jumped out at you. We added some red pepper flakes."
"This recipie certianly did not need any adjustments. I however have a garden that is out of control so I changed a few things to fit my needs. I omited the ground beef and the green pepper. I used 7-8 cups fresh chopped tomatoes, added another can of tomato paste, and 2 tablespoons fresh parsley. I also just threw it in the crockpot overnight. It is an amazing sauce and it actually woke my hubby up in the middle of night because it smelled so good....LOL"
"I really liked this recipe. I started making it at about noon and served it at 5:30pm. It simmered all that time and was great. I left out the lemon juice, and the following day I turned it into chili for unexpected dinner guests! Imagine that!"
"My youngest DS requested spaghetti for his Birthday supper, so I thought I would give this one a try, so glad I did, time consuming but worth every second (Hmm..so this is what 'real' spaghetti sauce tastes like) I'm usually time crunched and opt for jarred!. Instead of adding white wine like one reviewer mentioned I added Burgandy wine-Ohhh.. the aroma! I did add an aditional 1/2 c. water and an additional 1/2 c. red wine because I added #92095 Authentic Meatballs to this. Thanks so much Luke Meakins!"
"I would use this recipe again. I think the secret is cooking it so long. Also, was able to use my fresh herbs. Very good~"
"I had looked high and low for a great spaghetti sauce, this one hits the bulls-eye. I just put a little less oregano and more basil. FABULOUS!!!"
"This recipe is great! My five year old daughter helped. It was very easy to follow,easy to make and it taste like you were in the kitchen for hours!!!"
"Very good recipe. I left out the green pepper as well as I find it doesn't look overly appealing after a long simmering time. I added 1 T Italian seasoning near the end as we like it a little spicier. Next time I may substitute 1 pound of Italian sausage for one of the pounds of ground beef just to give it more zing.Overall it is a great recipe that I highly recommend. Thanks Luke for posting."