Spaghetti with meat sauce

I’m not a fan of spaghetti sauce.  I never have been.  I would rather have noodles with butter and garlic.  I do however love to dip my bread in sauce, and my husband and kid LOVE spaghetti.  So I set out to find a good sauce recipe to just make it from scratch.  This recipe makes about 3 quart bags that go in the freezer quite well and take about a day or so to thaw out.


  • 2 29oz cans tomato sauce
  • 2 6oz cans tomato paste
  • 1 large onion
  • 2-8 gloves of garlic (depending on personal preference)
  • 2 lbs ground beef or turkey
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 can water (use empty tomato sauce can)
  • oregano to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put garlic gloves (approx 2-8, depending on preference) and onion into a food processor and pulverize.
  2. Salt pan and cook meat, spoon off any grease.
  3. When meat is thoroughly cooked, stir in onion and garlic. Cook for about 3-4 more minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Pour tomato sauce and paste into a large pot.
  5. Add 1/2 can of water to tomato mix.
  6. Add meat mixture to tomato sauce, stir well.
  7. Sprinkle oregano on top of sauce, enough to coat the top. Stir, then repeat.
  8. Add salt and pepper to sauce, stir.
  9. Add sugar, stir.
  10. Simmer on low for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  11. Serve over your favorite pasta.

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