Great Italian Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

I've been using this recipe since the early 1980's when a girlfriend brought it to work to share. Everyone loves it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook and stir hamburger, onion and garlic in a 10-inch skillet until hamburger is light brown; drain.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients except spaghetti.
  3. Heat to boiling; reduce heat.
  4. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour.
  5. Serve sauce over hot spaghetti.
  6. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great Sauce!!! My husband is a meat lover and this covered just about everything that makes him smile. Great Taste!!! Thanks!

4 5

Made this last night for dinner for my roommate, her sis, her friend & me. Very herby was one comment. I myself would of preferred more "zest" to it. A bit bland but good for a basic sauce though after simmering for an hour, it still kind of tasted like it did when I tried it before simmering. Would make again but add some italian sausage. Thanks!

4 5

ciò è meravigliosamente saporita! grazie! più, per favore! OK, that ends the altavista translation, but seriously, great sauce, though i'm pretty sure i missed out some of the herbs. Thanks.