Linda's Meaty Spaghetti Sauce

READY IN: 4hrs 25mins
SERVES: 10-12




  • In a lg. pot saute onions with basil and Italian seasoning, then add hamburger. Cook until meat is no longer pink in the middle. When done, drain all the grease. Set aside.
  • Cook sausage links separately, and after cooked, cut up into bite size pieces. Set aside. When cool, refrigerate until about 1/2 hour before sauce is done, then add to sauce. (This helps the sauce from becoming greasy).
  • Add tomato puree, tomato paste, mushrooms, hot sauce and peppers to meat mixture. Mix well.
  • Add the Red wine, if using.
  • Add salt to taste, starting with 1 T.
  • Cook on med. heat until sauce comes to a boil, then cook 4-6 hours covered, on low heat so it will slightly bubble while cooking, or until desired thickness.
  • Stir every once in awhile, so the sauce and meat doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • A 1/2 hour before serving add sausage from the fridge, and heat until sausage are nice and hot, and sauce is bubbling.
  • Serve with your favorite pasta.
  • Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan, if desired, and enjoy!