How to Make Meaty Spaghetti Sauce

Jan 04, 2005 by gee | 1 Comments| Share it:   

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  • Prep: 30 mins. - 1 hr.
  • Cook: ~30 mins.
  • Serves: 5

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This is a easy meaty spaghetti sauce recipe. Don’t buy spaghetti sauce from a jar, learn how to make your own Italian homemade spaghetti sauce from scratch!  This spaghetti sauce recipe could be called a ragu / ragù since meat is added.


  • 12 tomatoes
  • a medium Spanish onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 green pepper
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 1/8lb ground beef
  • 1/8lb hot Italian sausage (the store was out of it, I used a 'tomato and basil' sausage which should work too)
  • 1 tbsp pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • half a teaspoon of thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp. salt
  • about 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese - Don't use the stuff off the supermarket shelf, get your deli to cut you a $1 block of it.

Step 1

Dice up your tomatoes up and put them in the pot. Don't put the tomato 'tops' in. Now stew your tomatoes - turn your stove on medium heat and cover for a while.

Step 2

Now cook your sausage - be sure to poke a few holes in it first or they might spontaneously explode and send a geyser of grease covering your stove, as you can see here. When it's cooked and sticking together, cut it into pieces and throw the ground beef in with it. Cook and drain.

Step 3

After 20 minutes or so, your tomatoes should be stewed nicely and should look like this. Grab a potato masher and squish the heck out of them, so you end up with a nice tomato sauce. Now put the cover back on your pot, but put it at an angle so steam can get out. You'll have to boil it for a while to get rid of most of the water, so you end up with something of the proper consistency. Now's a good time to start cutting up your onions, mushrooms, etc.

Step 4

After it's boiled long enough, your tomatoes should look like:

Step 5

Now combine everything. You can put everything in your tomato stewing pot, but since mine was too small, I used my crock pot instead. Throw the meat, vegetables and tomato sauce in the pot, and add the rest of the spices, cheese, etc:

Step 6

And cook it for an hour or so under low heat, until you end up with this: Enjoy your meaty spaghetti sauce with some fresh homemade pasta.

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Oct 01, 2007

I liked how easy it was will try to make it tomorrow and let you know how it comes out.

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