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Mom's Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Mom's Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

“Mom made this when we were kids, and it was always my first choice for birthday dinners,” recalls Kristy Hawkes in South Ogden, Utah. “Now I do the prep work in the morning and just let it simmer all day. When I get home, all I have to do is boil the spaghetti, brown some garlic bread and dinner is on!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 8 to 10 fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • Hot cooked spaghetti

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, green pepper, mushrooms and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  • 2. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, ketchup, sugars, salt, oregano, chili powder and mustard. Stir in the beef mixture. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through.
  • 3. Serve immediately with spaghetti, or cool before placing in a freezer container. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • 4. To use frozen spaghetti sauce: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in a large saucepan; heat through, stirring occasionally. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 145 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 779mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein

Reviews for Mom's Spaghetti Sauce

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Dale2650ford
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"Yummy."

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ejshellabarger
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"I added shredded carrots and diced squash. Yum!"

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NiagaraFalls
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"excellent....made no changes. My husband said it was the best sauce I had made....and it's easy."

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antonich129
Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"I already did all of what this recipe called for, except the mustard, ketchup and chili powder. I felt like my recipe was always lacking until i added those! It is amazing. It adds just enough kick to be perfect and doesn't take from the spaghetti taste at all. I often subsitute and 8oz can of tomato sauce instead of ketchup and that works just fine. Every time I make this recipe my husband thinks it's new and makes sure to tell me to write it down. He is always surprised at how good it is! Definitely a keeper!"

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katlaydee3
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"This is a really good sauce recipe and it has a somewhat different flavor than others I have tried."

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NatuRL1der
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"My kids are all grown and for several years now we have "International" Christmas dinner and everyone brings something that is traditional from that country. This year we're doing Italy because they all want me to make this recipe again. The only thing I change is substituting chopped zucchini for the celery. Great crock pot sauce!"

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perrysangel1957
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"Best ever!!!! I will make this every month!"

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dporter12
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"This was not my favorite sauce. It is a very sweet spaghetti sauce. Although some may prefer sweet I like it spicy."

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MrsProper
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"EXCELLENT...EXCELLENT...EXCELLENT

Had to leave out the oregano because it does not like me. Use fresh Cilantro instead. This is a wonderful sauce. Thank you for sharing it."

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Kingsmaiden
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

"mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm"

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famlee8
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"absolutely love this sauce. It's delicious and oh so filling. All 6 of my little ones will eat this. That says A LOT!"

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famlee8
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"absolutely love this sauce. It's delicious and oh so filling. All 6 of my little ones will eat this. That says A LOT!"

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snoopylittlegirl
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"Best spaghetti sauce for the crockpot ever!!! Thanks for the recipe!!"

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snoopylittlegirl
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"Best spaghetti sauce for the crockpot ever!!! Thanks for the recipe!! "

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jackcal7
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"This is one of the best spaghetti sauces I've made. How ever,I did change two things;I added 1/2 lb.( Bob Evan's)Italian Sausage to the sauce.And for the spaghetti sauce I buy Emeril's,Gaarrrrllic spaghetti sauce. John C."

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jackcal7
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"This is one of the best spaghetti sauces I've made. How ever,I did change two things;I added 1/2 lb.( Bob Evan's)Italian Sausage to the sauce.And for the spaghetti sauce I buy Emeril's,Gaarrrrllic spaghetti sauce. John C."

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pgmonline
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"Love this Spaghetti Sauce, I have tried many from this site, but this one is my favorite."

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pgmonline
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"Love this Spaghetti Sauce, I have tried many from this site, but this one is my favorite."

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Classicrock
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"This is the BEST slow cooked spaghetti sauce! Warning: Use a 4-qt slow cooker; the 3-qt. is too small. I used a can of drained mushrooms and a little less than 1/2 cup ketchup. Yummy!!! -Lori in WI."

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Classicrock
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"This is the BEST slow cooked spaghetti sauce! Warning: Use a 4-qt slow cooker; the 3-qt. is too small. I used a can of drained mushrooms and a little less than 1/2 cup ketchup. Yummy!!! -Lori in WI."

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conniek1006@hotmail.com
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2009

"Love it, love it made twice and we ate every bite.thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe."

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conniek1006@hotmail.com
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2009

"Love it, love it made twice and we ate every bite.thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe."

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