Hearty Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
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Hearty Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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I received this recipe from my sister-in-law and use it all the time. The addition of pepperoni and cinnamon makes it extra special. My family says it's the best spaghetti sauce ever! —Wendy Prevost, Cody, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours 5 min.
MAKES:25 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours 5 min.
MAKES: 25 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1-1/2 pounds Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 3 cans (28 ounces each) stewed tomatoes
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large onion, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) sliced pepperoni, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 139 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 447 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 hours or until sauce reaches desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  2. Discard bay leaves. Serve immediately. Or cool and pour into jars; cover and refrigerate. Yield: 19 cups.
Originally published as Hearty Spaghetti Sauce in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p102

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 139 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 447 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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