Beef Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
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Beef Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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Need to feed a group? This easy sauce requires just minutes of preparation and simmers 'til supper time. It's shared by Kimberly Rockwell of Charlotte, North Carolina.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

0.666 cup: 163 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 516mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 14g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 1 lean meat, 2 vegetable.


  1. In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the mushrooms; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Spaghetti Sauce in Light & Tasty October 2005, p39

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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VideoAmbulatoryEEG 140956
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"I absolutely love this spaghetti sauce, it's got just the right amount of heartiness and sauciness, not too runny and not too dry. I added 1 can of hot rotel tomatoes the second try and I also use fresh garlic when sauteing the onions. Love it! Thanks!"

mrsmabutler 99783
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

"My whole family LOVES this spaghetti sauce! I've been making it for several years now. I think the long simmer, as it instructs, REALLY makes this extra yummy!"

jmrw2 140955
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"I used this recipe for a Big Cook day and it was fantastic!! I will definitely be making this again :) It was great both as a spaghetti sauce as well as making great lasange."

cupofmojo 206045
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"Simple and easy, this recipe is excellent! I used my home grown tomatoes instead of can crushed and fresh basil not dried --and everyone loved it. Made this several times and will make many more times"

dottie23 112706
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2009

"I think this is a very nice recipe. I like meat sauce and my husband likes meatballs. But he really likes this one Thank you"

wiskyrapids 80679
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2009

"Hmmm...I'd like to try putting this in the slow cooker after cooking the ground beef and veggies. I am looking forward to trying this."

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