Mom's Sweet Spaghetti Sauce

Mom's Sweet Spaghetti Sauce


"My mom has made this sauce ever since before I was born. My whole family and all my friends love it. I love it cause it's sweet and different from all the other spicy and tart sauces."


1 h servings 480 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 480 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 28.9 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 16.6 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 1117 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook onion and bell pepper in oil until transparent. Add beef to onions and peppers; cook until brown. Set aside.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Reserve drippings and crumble bacon. Combine drippings and crumbled bacon with the beef mixture.
  3. Add mushrooms, tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic powder and oregano. Pour in wine while stirring. Stir in sugar, then salt and pepper. Cook until hot.
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  1. 37 Ratings


Loved it. I didn't have some things, so I improvised. Used fresh minced garlic instead of garlic powder. I didn't have green pepper,so I left it out. I took the advice of other reviews and cut t...

Followed recommendations and cut the sugar (1/2 cup), but it was still too sweet. Also, I used fresh garlic because it's much more flavorful than the powder. Might try this recipe again, but...

I made this sauce tonight for my family. My husband always says that my spaghetti sauce is missing something and he isn't sure what...until I made this sauce! He tasted it and said that all it...

This sauce was wonderful - I don't get the other reviews - why would you comment that the sauce was too sweet when the recipe is called Mom's SWEET Spaghetti Sauce - sheesh - this is terrific ju...

Love it, sugar amount was perfect, that is why it is called "Sweet" spaghetti. Sweet spaghetti has been in our family for many years, we use 2lbs beef and 1 cut of sugar --- hummy....

This is a good one...I used any left over wine.. Instead of just oregano I used Italian seasoning. Added 1 tbsp minced garlic. Decreased the sugar to 1/4 of a cup. And used 1/2 lb Italian sausau...

This was a great recipe, although I had to reduce the sugar to 2 Tbsp. I used fresh sliced mushrooms instead of the canned ones and added two tomatoes. Thanks!

I love this sauce, although i would say add sugar to taste. I think a 1/4 cup is plenty.

For someone who fail to cook decent bland spaghetti. THIS ONE IS A WINNER!!! Everyone love the recipes I felt like a chef!!! ;-) This recipes is a good and I didn't follow the recipes but I kept...