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
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
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

2/3 cup equals 163 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 516 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat 1/2 starch


  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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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!"

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!"

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."

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"

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"

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