My Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

This to die for recipe is a family favorite and super delicious.  We have it about once a month and I freeze the rest.  I like to add hot italian sausages to it on occasion as well.


1 lb of Ground Beef
4-5 Cloves of Garlic
1 Large Onion
2 Large Cans of Diced Tomatoes
2 Small Cans of Tomatoe Paste
1 Cup of Water
1 Green Pepper
1 Carrot (finely chopped)
1 Stalk of Celery (Finely Chopped)
1 tbsp of Brown Sugar
1 heaping Tablespoon of Oregano
11/2 tsp of Thyme
1 tsp of Salt
1 tsp of Pepper
2 Bay Leaves
1 pd. Mushrooms

  1. Add EVOO to large dutch oven. Saute Garlic, add ground beef and brown.
  2. Add Onions, simmer for a few minutes but not too long.
  3. Drain fat from mixture
  4. Add Tomatoes (with juice) and Tomatoe Paste and 1 cup of water to pot.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Add Vegetables and Spices. 
  7. Simmer on a very low heat for no less than 2 hours.  This is not a mix and serve recipe as the spaghetti sauce gets better as the spices intermingle with the veggies.
  8. Add mushrooms about 45 minutes before serving.

For a nice variation, cut Italian Sausages into three, brown them while making your sauce, and put into sauce to simmer and cook.  YUM!

Written by Trina Stewart

Trina Stewart is the editor-in-chief at Life's a Blog. Currently working through life separated from her husband and finding herself, Trina loves concert photography, hanging out with her single and married besties, and cooking. Stay tuned!

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