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A white bowl of spaghetti sauce

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


  • 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


  • 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.



*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!


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