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Crowd-Size Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Crowd-Size Spaghetti Sauce, a classic meaty main dish, come from Donna Bennet of Bramalea, Ontario. She writes,"This is the best sauce I've ever made. It's handy for a large group, but I also sometimes freeze smaller portions for quick family meals."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + simmering YIELD:65-70 servings


  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 4 large onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cans (28 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cans (4-1/4 ounces each) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons pepper


  • 1. In several stockpots, cook the beef, onions and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the remaining ingredients; cover and simmer for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Yield: 65-70 servings (8 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 61 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 314mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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Briadona User ID: 5500759 253871
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2016

"Hello did the folks who made this simmer for the total 4 hours? Thank you."

BBagins User ID: 6075631 55498
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"This spaghetti sauce is delicious! I fed a group of about 50 last night and everybody loved it! I felt like the servings were kind of skimpy though with very little left for seconds. 65-70 servings is a bit of a stretch."

chinabus5 User ID: 3396322 31231
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"This is the best spaghetti sauce I have ever made. My family has grown over the yrs. and I'm always looking for recipes that will feed everyone. This one is fabulous!!"

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