Mimi's Fantastic Thick Spaghetti Sauce

Recipe by Mimi in Maine
READY IN: 2hrs 20mins




  • In a heavy pot, brown sausage and hamburg, breaking it up into smaller pieces.
  • Add chopped onions and minced garlic and cook till meat is done; add tomato paste and stir until it is mixed in well.
  • Add tomato puree, sauce, and water (when measuring the water, put it into the puree can to rinse it all out and then add to meat mixture).
  • Add basil, brown sugar, salt, parsley, and black pepper and mix well.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese (yes, to the the sauce) and mix it in well.
  • Simmer on low for 2-4 hours stirring occasionally so it won't burn; if you think it needs some thinning down, add about 1/8 cup water at a time; don't add too much because you want it thick so it will stick to your pasta.
  • Cook your spaghetti and enjoy! Eat what you want and freeze the rest in containers that will hold the amount you will eat at a sitting.