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Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

easy homemade spaghetti sauce recipe

Years ago when I was single and living on my own working retail, a very basic go-to meal was spaghetti, sauce from a jar, and a sprinkle of parmesan powder. Thinking about that now, I can’t imagine it tasted very good but it was cheap and filled me up.

Years later with a family of 5 and more cooking savvy, I make my own spaghetti sauce using items already in my pantry and fridge. The result is still budget-friendly, and typically I end up freezing a decent sized portion for quick lunches when the kids are home.

Here’s my go-to recipe, and while there are measurements listed I don’t really follow them strictly which is the beauty of a recipe like this, just like your Italian grandmother would make…if you were Italian.

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Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced green pepper
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms, 1 can mushrooms, or 2 cups whole white mushrooms
  • 2 16oz cans of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 5.5 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 13oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 TBSP Club House (or whatever brand you like) Greek Seasoning
  1. Brown ground beef in a large non-stick pan and drain.
  2. Place ground beef in a large stock pot, dutch oven, or similar.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and simmer on low for 1 hour or, even better, the full afternoon for flavors to blend. You can also add the cooked ground beef to a slow cooker and cook on low for the afternoon as well.





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  • What a simple recipy! I’m going to try it with ground chicken. I have Iron overload and the less iron I eat, less often I give blood.

    • Yes! I entered it into My Fitness Pal is this is the info I got. Hope this helps!

      Nutrition Facts
      Servings 10.0
      Amount Per Serving
      calories 180
      % Daily Value *
      Total Fat 10 g 16 %
      Saturated Fat 4 g 20 %
      Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
      Trans Fat 0 g
      Cholesterol 46 mg 15 %
      Sodium 268 mg 11 %
      Potassium 261 mg 7 %
      Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3 %
      Dietary Fiber 1 g 5 %
      Sugars 4 g
      Protein 15 g 29 %
      Vitamin A 9 %
      Vitamin C 32 %
      Calcium 2 %
      Iron 12 %


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