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Spicy Spaghetti Sauce

 Spicy Spaghetti Sauce
I appreciate the fact that this hearty pasta sauce is quick to assemble and cooks in just a few hours. My husband and I have our hands full raising two children and 25,000 game birds on our farm.
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (46 ounces) tomato juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Hot cooked spaghetti


  • In a Dutch oven, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until meat
  • is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato juice, tomato paste,
  • mushrooms and seasonings; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-1/2 hours, stirring
  • occasionally. Discard bay leaves. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 6-1/2
  • cups.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a

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Wine (continued)
full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.