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Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
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Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

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My father is very opinionated, especially about food. This recipe received his almost unreachable stamp of approval. I have yet to hear a disagreement from anyone who has tried it! —Melissa Taylor, Higley, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 pound Johnsonville® Mild Italian Links
  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 cup sauce (calculated without spaghetti) equals 298 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 557 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, sausage, onions and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, oil and seasonings.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Discard bay leaves. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Stamp-of-Approval Spaghetti Sauce in Taste of Home February/March 2009, p16

Nutritional Facts

1 cup sauce (calculated without spaghetti) equals 298 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 557 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 2 fat.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"Looks good!"

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

"My Italian family loves this recipe. A huge hit every time."

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"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."

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"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."

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"This was delicious ! It will be very hard to use jar sauce again."

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