Spaghetti with Meat Sauce is likely a frequent visitor to your dinner table. Take it up a notch with this delicious homemade spaghetti sauce.
Another great thing about this recipe is that it makes enough meat sauce for two dishes. And it freezes beautifully. I love keeping a container in my freezer for those crazy days when I don’t have enough time to cook. All I have to do is boil the noodles and warm up then sauce. And I can have a nice, yummy meal together in minutes.
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
This is one of those recipes that I have made for years without ever really having a recipe. I just started throwing stuff in a pot. So when I made it this week I decided I should actually write it down so I could share it with you. My mom made her spaghetti with meat sauce just like this. Whenever I’m in the mood for a little comfort food, this is usually the first thing I make.
I usually use hamburger in my homemade spaghetti sauce, but it would also be great with ground turkey, ground chicken or Italian sausage.
Just about everything else comes out of a can so it is quick and easy to put together. But I have found the secret to the sauce is letting it simmer for several hours. Bring it to a boil and then turn the heat down to a simmer. As it simmers, it thickens up and the flavors intensify. The meat sauce is so good! You will want to stir it occasionally to prevent it from burning or sticking to the bottom of the pan.
To make it a complete meal I usually make a nice spinach salad and some kind of yummy, warm bread. My breadsticks would be perfect for getting all of the delicious meat sauce from the plate. Or if it has been one of those crazy days I just buy some crusty Artisan bread at the store!
You can easily change up your spaghetti with meat sauce just by changing your choice of pasta. It’s great with penne, linguine or angel hair! Whichever you like.
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Spaghetti Meat Sauce
- 1 lb. ground beef turkey, chicken or Italian sausage
- 2 cans 14 oz. petite diced tomatoes
- 2 cans 14 oz. tomato sauce
- 1 can tomato paste
- 2 cans water use the tomato sauce can
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp dried onion
- 3 Tbsp sugar or to taste
- salt to taste
- 1 Tbsp dried oregano
- 1 Tbsp dried basil
- 2 Tbsp dried parsley
- Brown meat along with garlic and onion.
- Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water.
- Stir and then add sugar and seasonings.
- Season to taste.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
- Allow it to simmer for several hours. If it gets too thick, just add some additional water or tomato sauce.
- Stirring frequently.
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Originally posted April 2011
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