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Super Spaghetti Sauce

At my house, we never know how many we'll have for dinner. That's why this spaghetti sauce is one of my favorites - flavorful, filling and fast. Smoked kielbasa gives it depth, and salsa adds the kick. —Bella Anderson, Chester, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 quarts


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 jars (24 ounces each) spaghetti sauce with mushrooms
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) chunky salsa
  • Hot cooked pasta


  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In the same pan, cook sausage over medium heat 5-6 minutes or until browned.
  • Stir in the spaghetti sauce, salsa and reserved beef; heat through. Serve with pasta.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup (calculated without pasta): 325 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1378mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • Summy
    Dec 17, 2013

    Can't wait to try it! Sounds like an easy arrabiata sauce with lots of flavor. Although I love to cook from scratch, I'm all for the KISS formula now and then, especially when in a pinch. Thanks idontcarewhatmyscreennameis for suggesting the Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage. Gonna try it!

  • nmseas
    Aug 3, 2013

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  • Idontcarewhatmyscreennameis
    Jan 12, 2013

     This is a super recipe because it follows the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) formula of which I subscribe to. It is quick and easy to prepare with items already in my pantry. I don't have to stand over a hot stove conjuring up a complicated sauce recipe! Jar sauces are excellent and have a variety of ingredients besides mushrooms. And like many recipes, this can be modified to suit dietary requirements, tastes, etc. For example, I substitute Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage for the Kielbasa. Thank you Bella Anderson for a Super Spaghetti Sauce Recipe.

  • joiee
    Aug 16, 2012

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  • karynp6
    Apr 12, 2012

    I thought this was great. my kids thought it was too much on the spicy side with the salsa, but I liked it. Maybe I'll just use a bit less next time.

  • pinkfoxglove
    Apr 2, 2012

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    Mar 5, 2012


    Feb 18, 2012

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