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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6-1/2 cups


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 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.

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  • puzzlemad
    Sep 24, 2019

    I have also made this for years. It is the best recipe I've ever tried. It makes a lot so I usually freeze some for later. well worth the time it takes to cook

  • jetluvs2cook
    Aug 31, 2016

    Easy to make and very tasty!!!

  • laurieenglish
    Jan 23, 2013


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    Oct 8, 2012

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  • bergjane
    Sep 7, 2012

    I've been making this for years and my Family loves it. It makes a lot and it's just my husband and I now but it freezes well so we get to enjoy it for several meals.

  • Krispy2040
    Jan 12, 2011

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