Spaghetti Sauce

"This is one of my favorite Spaghetti sauces. Serve with a salad and crisp french bread."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • Brown ground beef and onion in Dutch oven or large skillet Add all other ingredients except spaghetti.
  • Simmer covered 1 hour Then uncovered for one and a half hours.
  • Serve over cooked spaghetti.

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  1. Triplit Mom
    We've been using Nomz' recipe for years! It has been our standard family spaghetti sauce. Sometimes, to make it a little more special, we'll add about 1/2 cup of red wine (and sometimes grape juice), and it adds a nice depth of flavor. Highly recommend this spaghetti sauce. It's classic.
  2. Wilma D.
    This was so good! I didn’t have mushrooms. I used a frozen blend of peppers and onions I had. Plenty of red wine because it was opened. I added a squirt of ketchup. It came out delicious. I served with angel hair but it could be use with a much sturdier pasta like penne. Thank you!! It’s a keeper!! Quick and easy to make.
  3. ohara b.
    Love this recipe! I add a 1/2 T of brown sugar. But this recipe is great! :-)
  4. jessi_mcg
    This was my first attempt at homemade (at least not from a jar!) spaghetti sauce, and it turned out very nice and made quite a bit! I used only 1/2 lb beef and supplemented with finely diced zucchini and extra onion to make up for the missing bulk. I also used a 28-oz can of tomatoes and 1/2 can hatch green chiles instead of Rotel. I wasn't sure if I should drain the tomatoes or not so I didn't; next time I probably will. OH, and I threw the whole thing in the crock pot for about 4 hours on high, which worked out fine. Next time I will probably stir in some cheese at the end of cooking to take the edge off the tomato-yness, but otherwise I have no complaints. Thanks so much for posting. Made for PRMR.
  5. Sydney Mike
    Although I usually make meatballs separate from the sauce (then freeze a lot of it) I decided to make this up as a change of pace! The only change I made was to leave out the mushrooms, & still we had A GREAT TASTING SAUCE ~ VERY, VERY NICE! Froze most of it but kept enough out for a very satisfying lunch! Thanks for a great recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]


  1. Dreamer in Ontario
    When I made this I left out the mushrooms and used red wine instead of white wine since I had an open bottle of red. The sauce was served with whole wheat pasta. It was delicious! DH and I both loved it.
  2. Boomette
    This sauce is delicious. Since I couldn't find rotel tomatoes and I didn't know it was tomatoes with chilies, I used a can of cherry tomatoes LOL I used red wine. I added more mushrooms, dried parsley. I used Mrs. Dash seasoning instead of garlic salt and salt. Thanks Nimz :) Made for Zaar Star game.


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