Spaghetti & Lasagna Sauce

"Very nice sauce; you should try it alt least once."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Blend the stewed tomatoes and crushed tomatoes in a blender.
  • In a stock pot or large kettle, brown the ground beef with the onions, peppers, garlic.
  • Pour in tomatoes and reduce heat.
  • Add basil, sugar, oregano and simmer about 40 minutes.
  • Periodically check consistency; if sauce is too runny or liquid, add no salt added tomato paste or cornstarch paste to taste.
  • Sprinkle with salt substitute and pepper before serving.

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  1. nice lasagna sauce
  2. Tasty sauce. Different and fresh tasting. I made the recipe exactly as is (the vegetarian version) and it came out great. Very simple and quick. The amounts of basil and oregano were perfect.
  3. A nice sauce that doesn't take too long. I used a 28-oz can of diced tomatoes pureed in the blender. I also simmered with a few bay leaves and added a dash of celery salt. We enjoyed. Thank you.
  4. This is a very easy and delicious sauce to make. I use 1/2 lb ground turkey breast and it is yummy! Also included 1 can 8 oz tomato sauce (without salt) to complement the cans of tomatoes. Couldn't find crushed tomatoes so I used diced tomatoes without salt and it worked just great.
  5. This sauce was very easy and tasty. I must admit that I did not make it with the ground turkey and it was great. I added a tspn of boullion to make up for it. I served it as 1 of 2 choices to serve on pasta. The other choice was a cheese sauce. Next time I make this I will try it with the ground turkey. I also used fresh basil and oregeno and it gave it a great flavor.


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