Monday, July 27, 2009

Hearty Spaghetti Sauce

This is another recipe my mother shared with me.

Spaghetti Suace

1 1/2 - 2 lbs ground beef
3 cans tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 8 oz pkg fresh mushrooms, chopped
1/4- 1/2 cup red wine
1 tsp salt
2 bay leaves
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
I tend to add a sprinkling of any or all the following: Italian seasoning, sweet basil, dried parsley. Feel free to throw them in to if you are feeling a bit crazy. It is also just wonderful without if you don't have them handy.

Brown meat, onion and bell pepper, salt and pepper and simmer. Drain off grease if needed. Add mushrooms and cook about 5 minutes. Then add remaining ingredients. Simmer 45 minutes to 1 hours.

Serve over cooked spaghetti and top with parmesan cheese if you like. This is a thick and hearty sauce you are sure to enjoy! For a different treat, serve over baked spaghetti squash.


  1. Yummy...reading the ingredients makes my mouth water :-)

  2. Have you ever tried this in a crockpot? I'm thinking that would be a pretty nifty thing for the last step of this recipe. Hmmm, it sounds delicious!

  3. LeAnna, I haven't but I bet it would be good to just let it simmer in a crockpot while all the flavors come together. I like to top mine off with strips of fresh basil when serving. It is a great coplimentary flavor and the freshness gives it a pop.