Easy Spaghetti Sauce

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When the weather is colder I like to batch cook and fill the freezer, as I think many people can relate to. There’s always lots of soups, lasagnas, casseroles and spaghetti sauce!

Spaghetti sauce is something I have been making for years, I never really did use a recipe. I watched my mom make it while I was growing up and so when I went out on my own I just used what I thought I knew and hoped for the best. It was OK but over the years I have tried different things and added or subtracted ingredients. I learned new tricks and after 20 years I think I have a winner πŸ™‚

Ingredients –
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion – diced
  • 1 medium green pepper – diced
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 1 – 796 ml – can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 – 398 ml – cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1-2 tbsp – Italian seasoning
  • 1-2 tbsp – dried basil
  • 1 tbsp – Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 cup – water
  • 1-2 bay leaves
How to –

In a large frying pan saute onion and green pepper on medium heat until the onions are translucent.

At this point add the ground beef and minced garlic.

Cook on medium-high heat until the beef is browned and any liquid has evaporated. Making sure the liquid has evaporated is important. Your sauce can become watery if you don’t.

Now pour the beef mixture to a larger pot, like a dutch oven. Add the diced tomatoes, the tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, basil, Worcestershire sauce, salt and the bay leaf. Stir and bring the sauce to a light boil over medium heat.

***Easy, vegetable hiding hack*** You can add a cup or 2 of this puree to the sauce to boost the veggies and nutrition in this sauce. Works particularly well for picky eaters! The onions and peppers from this recipe could be blended too if you think they would get noticed and picked out!

At this point add the water and let it simmer for an hour and a half, stirring occasionally. The sauce will reduce and become thicker as it simmers.

This recipe makes quite a lot and I prefer it that way because as I said earlier I like to make and freeze, in fact, I often make 2 batches so I have lots on hand in the deep freeze.

This is the finished product. Looks delicious!!

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January 21, 2019 at 8:34 PM

Spaghetti is a staple. And my family always bicker about our favorite sauces. Hope to try this recipe soon and see if it pleases the masses. Thanks!

January 21, 2019 at 8:51 PM

This looks absolutely delicious!! I love the addition of the green pepper…I don’t see that often!

-Madi xo |

January 22, 2019 at 1:17 AM

Mmm yummy! I love spaghetti and this sauce came at the perfect time. Can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing!

January 22, 2019 at 12:18 PM

Yum! This spaghetti sauce looks hearty and meaty β€” two of my husbands top requirements. I love the idea of making extra to freeze to have for later! Can’t wait to try!

January 22, 2019 at 6:14 PM

I bet this smells divine when you are cooking! I’ve pinned it to try later.

January 22, 2019 at 9:38 PM

What a yummy recipe! I’ve never made spaghetti sauce myself but this sounds so good!

January 23, 2019 at 1:30 AM

Spaghetti is so easy to cook yet so delicious! I love this recipe lots of meat and spices. I need to try this for valentines day!

January 23, 2019 at 6:12 PM

This looks delicious and hearty! Never made my own sauce, but will be trying your recipe!

Jubilee Meyer
January 23, 2019 at 7:12 PM

This looks incredible! Pasta has always been my favorite meal:) I’m gonna save this for date night

January 24, 2019 at 9:50 AM

looks delicious! definitely want to try ill just sub out the meat since im vegetarian! thank you!

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