Spaghetti with Homemade Meatsauce

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Homemade Meat Sauce is easy to make! Brown lean ground beef with Garlic and Olive Oil, add Diced tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce and spices. It smells so good while it's simmering and is so much more delicious than sauce in a jar. This recipe has been a family favorite for years.


  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean Ground Beef
  • 1 16 oz can of Diced Tomatoes
  • I 8 oz. can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 6 oz cans Tomato Paste
  • Chili Powder
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Garlic Powder (or 2-3 cloves Fresh Garlic, minced)
  • Minced Onion (or 2 tbs. finely chopped onion)
  • Black Pepper (1/8 -1/4 tsp.)
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Olive Oil (2 tbs.)

Make The Meatsauce

  • Brown Ground Beef with Garlic and Olive Oil
  • Add Tomato Sauce, Paste and Diced Tomatoes and mix well
  • Add approx. 1/4 cup of Red Wine or Water
  • Add spices. Amounts will vary according to taste
  • I add about 3 tbs Chili Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano (I like Greek Oregano)
  • about 1 tbs Minced Onions
  • Add lesser amounts for starters. Taste the sauce after it has simmered for about 20 minutes and adjust your spices.
  • Stir frequently and add more Red Wine/Water if sauce becomes too thick as it simmers. The longer the sauce simmers the more flavorful it will be.

Add Some Meatballs

20 minutes before it is to be served I add a bag (about 15) frozen Italian Style Meatballs. They are fully cooked and just need to thaw and heat.

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Serve and Enjoy!

  • I serve this Meatsauce over Barilla Plus Multigrain Thin Spaghetti. It's a good source of Protein, Fiber and ALA Omega 3. It cooks in 8 minutes but may be cooked an additional minute for more tender pasta.
  • Have a good Shredded Parmasen Cheese to sprinkle on top and don't forget the Garlic Bread!
  • Enjoy!

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pedrn44 4 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

I agree, F. An all time favorite. I appreciate the vote!

4 years ago

Voted up. Yes, good old spaghetti is a time honored favorite, whether with meatballs or meatsauce.

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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

Starting with a jar of sauce is certainly a time saver. I have used Paul Neuman's brand (I've heard all the proceeds go to charity) before and found it to be very tasty. Which brand do you start with? Thanks for your comment:)

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danielleantosz 5 years ago from Florida

sounds yummy! I always start with one jar of store bought stuff and add more stuff.

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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

We did grow our own tomatoes last year and froze some of the Romas so we could make Chili and Spaghetti sauce. When I thawed them they were very squishy and wet. Do you know how to freeze tomatoes by any chance? Thanks for the comment.

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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

There is nothing like a homemade sauce. Spaghetti sauce is a great option if you grow your own tomatoes.

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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

I hope you enjoy it. Bud. It is so easy and has been a family favorite for such a long time:)

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Bud Gallant 5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Mmmm... This seems very very good!

I love spaghetti immensely and I will be glad to give this recipe a try. Thanks so much!

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pedrn44 5 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin Author

This really is easy to make but it tastes so good you feel a bit like a gourmet. The sauce freezes well, too. Put some in individual tupperware containers and thaw as needed. Thanks for the comment:)

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maplethorpej 5 years ago from Minneapolis, Minn.

Sounds like some delicious stuff. I'm a college student, so I love the simple, yet superb, spaghetti dishes :)

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