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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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If you are looking for an easy Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe that you and your family will love, then look no further. In less than an hour, you will have the most flavorful spaghetti sauce ready to enjoy over a bowl of hot noodles. The best thing about this spaghetti sauce recipe is that you probably have everything on hand. 

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti is one of my go-to dishes in our home. When I was young and married it consisted of opening a jar and pouring it over noodles. Since then I have upped my spaghetti game a little bit by making this homemade spaghetti sauce recipe that is a family favorite. Once you try it, you will fall in love with all the delicious flavors. Pair it with these Olive Garden Breadsticks for the perfect meal.  

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

You will love this recipe for so many reasons. 

  • Easy to make! 
  • Customizable based on your family’s preferences. 
  • Full of delicious flavor you will love. 
  • Feeds a crowd.
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can of stewed tomatoes
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans of tomato paste
  • 1 (8-ounce) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt

How to Make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

  • In a large pan over medium heat, brown the ground beef until no longer pink (breaking it into small pieces as it cooks). Add green pepper, onion, and garlic; sauté for 5 minutes. 
  • Add stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, and tomato sauce; mix well.
  • Stir in water, sugar, Italian seasoning, worcestershire sauce, and salt. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Let the mixture come to a bubble, then turn the heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often, to let the seasonings fully combine.
  • Serve hot over spaghetti noodles.
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • You can adjust the seasonings and vegetables to your tastes and preferences. 
  • If you prefer spaghetti sauce that has less meat you can use ½ pound of ground beef instead of a pound. 
  • If your family doesn’t like chunks of tomatoes in their sauce, be sure to use them throughout the cooking process because it adds so much flavor. Once it is cooked, you can remove the stewed tomato skins before serving them. 
  • This is made with ground beef, but you can use ground sausage, ground turkey, or ground venison if you prefer. The flavor will change based on the type of meat that you use. 
  • Double the recipe if you are feeding a crowd.
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Storage

You will want to store your spaghetti sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Can I make this without meat?

Yes, you can make this homemade spaghetti sauce without meat. If you opt to make it without meat it will change the consistency and flavor of the sauce.

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Can I use any type of tomatoes?

I recommend using stewed tomatoes because they are cooked in seasonings and are softer and sweeter than using canned tomatoes. You can use any kind of tomato if you prefer, but it will alter the flavor. 

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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

If you are looking for an easy Homemade spaghetti sauce recipe that you and your family will love, then look no further. In less than an hour, you will have the most flavorful spaghetti sauce ready to enjoy over a bowl of hot noodles. The best thing about this spaghetti sauce recipe is that you probably have everything on hand.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a large pan over medium heat, brown the ground beef until no longer pink (breaking it into small pieces as it cooks). Add green pepper, onion, and garlic; sauté for 5 minutes. 
  2. Add stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, and tomato sauce; mix well.
  3. Stir in water, sugar, Italian seasoning, worcestershire sauce, and salt. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Let mixture come to a bubble, then turn heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often, to let the seasonings fully combine.
  5. Serve hot over spaghetti noodles.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 224Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 641mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 23g

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