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Best Ever Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

This Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is so easy and delicious, you will never buy the jarred kind again! Try it and you will see why I call it the Best Ever!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 270kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef or pork sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups water or beef broth

Instructions

  • In a dutch oven cook meat, onion, green pepper, and garlic till meat is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain off fat.
  • Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, oregano, salt, basil, thyme, and bay leaf.
  • Stir in the water or beef broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 ½ to 2 hours or till sauce is of desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti.

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Notes

*Sometimes I sub beef broth for part of the water. If I don't have any beef broth on hand, I just stick with the water though and it tastes great!

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 724mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 31.9mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3.8mg