Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

November 20, 2007 at 4:27 pm 2 comments

One of my favorite recipe websites is www.allrecipes.com and I always thought it was interesting when I read reviews that it lists “cooking level” on people’s profiles. Its not surprising that many of them say “expert” b/c who doesn’t think they are the best right? Well… I definitely know that I am a beginner since I’ve only been really cooking for a couple months. According to my foodie friend, Nikki, I can’t graduate from beginner to intermediate until I can make my own spaghetti sauce. YIKES!

(Recipe and photo from me!)

Makes 10 servings


1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup onions
3-4 cloves of garlic
2 (14.5 oz) cans italian stewed tomatoes
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1 tbsp italian seasoning
1-2 pinch of red pepper flakes
1 (4 oz) can mushrooms, drained


> In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, brown ground beef with onion, red pepper flakes and garlic
> Stir tomatoes, tomato paste, italian seasoning and mushrooms into beef mixture.
> Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer 30-45 minutes. Serve over hot pasta.

* TIP: This recipe makes ALOT of leftover so save it by freezing in a cupcake/muffin tin and then putting into freezer bags for individual servings for another meal! (Thanks for the tip Nikki!)


Husband rating: A+
He said it tasted so fresh and flavorful compared to store bought.

Wifey rating: A+
I didn’t think you could taste the difference between store bought and homemade but you really can. I love how fresh and chunky it was. YUMMO!

Entry filed under: italian, pasta.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nikki57  |  November 20, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    I now dub you intermediate! ConGRADulations :P

  • 2. ihearttodd  |  November 20, 2007 at 6:33 pm


    ::moving tassle to the right and throwing chef’s hat in the air::


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