Mama's Easy Awesome Meat Sauce

Mama's Easy Awesome Meat Sauce

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"Ground beef and onion are simmered with robustly flavored sauce for a delicious, cooked-all-day flavor."

Ingredients 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings

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  1. Brown ground beef with onion in 12-inch nonstick skillet; drain, if desired.
  2. Stir in sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Serve, if desired, over your favorite hot pasta.
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  • Nutritional Information:
  • Amount Per Serving: Calories, 380; Calories from Fat, 90; Total Fat, 10 g; Saturated Fat, 3 g; Trans Fat, 0 g; Cholesterol, 35 mg; Sodium, 520 mg; Total Carbs, 53 g; Dietary Fiber, 4 g; Sugars, 8 g; Protein, 20 g; Vitamin A, 6 %; Vitamin C, 8 %; Calcium, 6 %; Iron, 20 %
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  1. 13 Ratings


I have made this simple recipe so many times (every time the Hubster calls randomly on his way home & says he feels like spaghetti & meat sauce for dinner) that I figure I should give it its due review. It's so easy & hard to screw up, but also very easy to make even better! I add 2 cloves minced garlic to the meat mixture during browning, sprinkle italian seasoning or dried basil depending on which sauce I am using, or add fresh herbs if I have them. You can use any flavor sauce you like, which is a bonus. Always a good go-to recipe! :)


It's spaghetti out of a jar. I guess I personally wouldn't call this a "recipe". Doesn't taste bad and it's fine for a dinner but still, it's a jar of sauce.


I've always made my sauce like this, but usually add fresh minced garlic. Great basic recipe & great for beginners!