- 2 pounds ground beef
- 3/4 pound bulk Italian sausage
- 4 medium onions, finely chopped
- 8 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 4 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 4 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Hot cooked spaghetti
- In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, sausage, onions and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
- Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, oil and seasonings.
Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Discard bay leaves. Serve with spaghetti.
Freeze option: Cool before placing in a freezer container. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months.Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in a large saucepan; heat through, stirring occasionally. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Full-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.
Reviews for Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce
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"This is the best spaghetti sauce we've ever tasted. I have some picky eaters in my family but everyone thinks this is great. Makes way more than we need as listed so I halve the recipe and still have enough to save some for later."
"My Italian family loves this recipe. A huge hit every time."
"I make this and freeze it 1 cup at a time. Great for lasagna, pizza, spaghetti, etc. The taste is excellent and with just the 2 of us the small amount I freeze is perfect. Great recipe."
"This is as close to the recipe my mother used constantly over 80 years past. I have passed this on to all my family members. It does not last long whenever I make it. Everybody wants a sample of what I make. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC."