Meaty Spaghetti Sauce

Meaty Spaghetti Sauce


"Tired of the same old boring spaghetti sauce recipes? I invented this one to satisfy my craving for a meaty, flavorful sauce. Serve with your favorite pasta, topped with grated Parmesan cheese. Freeze the leftovers for a quick dinner another night!"


servings 102 cals
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Original recipe yields 32 servings



  • Calories:
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 515 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large stockpot cook the ground beef, sausage, pepperoni, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, onion, carrots and celery. Cook until beef is no longer pink. Drain into a large colander to drain grease.
  2. To the large saucepot, add the mushrooms, tomato sauce, tomatoes, tomato paste, bouillon cubes, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, basil, crushed red pepper, black pepper, sugar, and beef broth and stir well. Pour the meat mixture into the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 2 hours.
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  1. 289 Ratings


This is exactly what it says it is, a very meat-tasting sauce. Do NOT expect a traditional/strong or fresh tomato flavor from this recipe. I should have known from the three bouillion and beef...

THE BEST! I was making meatballs so I made this sauce without the meats. I basically followed the recipe; only changes I made were to add additional 1 tablespoon of minced garlic (as garlic lo...

This definitely gets 5 stars! This is my new meat sauce recipe from now on. I do make some changes: I use italian turkey sausage instead of pork, I omit pepperoni, I use a pack of fresh mushro...

This is a great sauce. So meaty! I used fresh tomatoes from the garden, omitted the mushrooms, added an extra TBS. of sugar, and added 1c. grated zucchini. Oh it is GOOD! It does make a lot. I ...

Turn this into a yummy chili: Add a 1/4 cup of chili powder, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, an 8 oz. bag of cheddar cheese and 3 tablespoons of hot sauce, and you've got a great chili here.

I tried this recipe and was pleasantly surprised. After mixing all of the ingredients, before simmering, the taste was good but not great. 2 hours of cooking dramatically improves this result so...

This really is a great sauce, it was my first attempt at doing it homemade vs. the jar. It wasn't as tomato-ey as I hoped so I didn't find it to be an outstanding sauce for spaghetti, but I froz...

This was pretty good and certainly quite different from my 'stand by' recipe. The only thing I changed was I used brown sugar instead of white. This recipe is worth the effort.

This is the best spaghetti sauce I've ever had! This is a keeper, thanks for sharing!