Luke's Wicked Spaghetti Sauce

"This is a great way to do spaghetti sauce that my mom taught me. It is easy to make and everyone who has it seems to like it a lot. I live alone, so I usually freeze portions, and they reheat great."
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins
2 Quarts(est.)




  • Chop the onion and mince the garlic. Saute in olive oil, be careful not to cook the garlic too long. I add the onion first, and the garlic for the last couple minutes of cooking.
  • Brown the ground beef, I drain and discard most of the fat.
  • In large pot add whole tomatoes (I chop each of these into smaller pieces in the pot.) Add the tomato sauce. Add the tomato paste. Add the beef and the onion/garlic mixture.
  • Add your red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp depending on how spicy you want it, oregano, basil, sugar, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix well and simmer on low for 60-90 mins, stirring occasionally. Add 1/4 cup of water if it gets too thick while simmering. Remove bay leaf, and serve over pasta, top with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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  1. This wicked sauce is devilishly good!! I used 3/4 tsp. of crushed red pepper (I could have easily used the 1 tsp, maybe too hot for DH) This sauce has a nice meat flavor and a slight burn (mild) from the crushed red peppers. Will definiely make this again.
  2. luke a really great recipe! i really enjoyed the red pepper flakes whcih is something i wouldnt have normally put into my bog. sauce! yummm!
  3. It's wicked good. Especially when Luke, himself, makes it!
  4. I am usually a "box" or "micro-mama". I had family in-town and didn't want to serve "box" or "micro". This was such a simple recipe to make and EVERYONE loved it. Thumbs up. MR
  5. So yummy Luke! Made this spaghetti sauce and had it over spaghetti and meatballs 2 nights back -- it has the BEST flavor ever! I'm always trying different sauces so my family never gets bored with one same ole sauce, and yours is one of the best I've tried! Thanks a bunch!


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