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Crowd-Size Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Crowd-Size Spaghetti Sauce, a classic meaty main dish, come from Donna Bennet of Bramalea, Ontario. She writes,"This is the best sauce I've ever made. It's handy for a large group, but I also sometimes freeze smaller portions for quick family meals."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + simmering YIELD:65-70 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 4 large onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cans (28 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cans (4-1/4 ounces each) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons pepper

Directions

  • 1. In several stockpots, cook the beef, onions and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients; cover and simmer for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Yield: 65-70 servings (8 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 61 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 314mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein

Reviews for Crowd-Size Spaghetti Sauce

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"This spaghetti sauce is delicious! I fed a group of about 50 last night and everybody loved it! I felt like the servings were kind of skimpy though with very little left for seconds. 65-70 servings is a bit of a stretch."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"This is the best spaghetti sauce I have ever made. My family has grown over the yrs. and I'm always looking for recipes that will feed everyone. This one is fabulous!!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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