Large spaghetti sauce recipe

Spaghetti Sauce

Why buy the glass jar sauces? This recipe is super easy, fast and tasty. The use of small amounts of redolent spices gives this sauce interesting overtones.

Yield: 6-8 Servings

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Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Ingredients
Preparation Instructions

Saute onion and garlic in oil, until onion is translucent.

Meanwhile, saute hamburger (or prepare as meatballs). Then flood with warm water and drain in a colander, to remove fat.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and all spices to the onion and garlic. Add the hamburger. Simmer to develop flavor. Serve over pasta noodles of choice.

Douglas McNeill
CAPT, MC, USNR
aboard USS Wasp, at sea

Yield: 6-8 Servings
Helpful Hints

To make meatballs, which have a wonderfully light texture, work about Β½ cup of club soda into the ground meat for each pound just before cooking.

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7 Comments

JoJo K

Yummy: I used fresh snipped parsley from the garden, and fresh garlic and dried onion flakes.

There's a lot of flexibility in this recipe. Very Very Good.

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Debbie G

Fabulous sauce! Instead of using the ground beef, I opted to use Italian meatballs then I served it over Orecchiette ("little ears") pasta. I also added a splash of red sherry while it was simmering.
The only thing I will change the next time I cook this up is use 1/2 the sugar (the sherry may have "sweetened" it up a bit, but I like a subtle hint of wine in my sauce).
Mangia! Mangia!

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Azyon

It didn't give you that much detail

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G W Crawford

Made this last night for 6 including two children. I was told it was my best spaghetti sauce yet! All enjoyed the meal and several commented on the unusual but very good taste. This recipe has a rich mixture of tastes.

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Kevin

I'm cooking it tonight but instead of using hamburger I'm using Italian sausage hopefully it'll taste good.

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Lauren Smith

My family loves this recipe. Made it for church supper and received lots of compliments. Was unsure at first about adding cinnamon, cocoa, and allspice, but what wonderful overtones! This is our favorite spaghetti sauce recipe! Thanks for sharing Doug!

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Amy

Love this recipe. I use the tomatoes from my garden, because I always have tons, and juice them instead of using canned tomatoes. I don't eat meat but use all the other ingredients and freeze it for the entire winter. My friends rave about this recipe. I think the cocoa and allspice gives it the soul!

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