This easy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe is a rich and favorful, with just enough spice to balance the onions, meat and tomatoes.
Spaghetti sauce… loosely based on ragu bolognese, is a uniquely American invention that has been gracing our tables for years. This Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce recipe has been gracing my table for as long as I can remember and is simply known as My Mom’s Sauce. Typed up on a 3 x 5 index card, I have no idea where the recipe originated and while not an authentic ragu sauce by any means, it’s still my favorite.
And leaves bottled sauces in the dust.
I won’t lie to you and tell you that this Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce can be ready in 30 minutes. It does take a bit of time – you’ve got to chop the onions and garlic, brown the meat and then add everything in and simmer it for a good two hours.
And then you’ve got to cook the spaghetti noodles… oh, and if you’re like me and tend to cook a “bit too many” noodles… well I have a solution – make this Leftover Spaghetti Pasta Frittata!
No, this Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is made for rainy afternoons and is a perfectly acceptable reason to binge watch Game of Thrones or the Soprano’s.
The “Secret” to this Easy, Homemade Spaghetti Sauce?
Time for me to “fess up”.. the secret to this sauce is… chili powder!!
So read on for the recipe!
Do you have a favorite Spaghetti Sauce recipe??
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- 1 pound lean ground meat
- 3 onions diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- two 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
- two 6 oz. cans tomato paste
- 2 cups water
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon italian seasoning blend oregano, thyme, rosemary and basil
- dash of tobasco
- 1 Tablespoon worchestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a large dutch oven or soup pot, over medium high heat, brown the ground meat with the diced onions. Cook for 10 minutes or until the meat is browned and the onions are translucent.
- Add the garlic and cook for another two minutes.
- Add all of the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
- Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer, uncovered for 2 hours or until the sauce is thick.
- Taste and adjust seasonings.