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Cooking with Grammie: Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Cooking with Grammie: Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

If you’re looking for a homemade spaghetti sauce recipe that everyone will love, I’ve got you covered

Actually, my Mother-in-Law’s got you covered – this is one recipe that my “Cooking with Grammie” series would be incomplete without – everyone loves this stuff (even picky people, like me). It’s full of flavor and super hearty (I’ve been known to eat this by the spoonful).

grammie's homemade spaghetti sauce recipe

grammie's homemade spaghetti sauce

Grammie's Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Created By Carrie
A hearty and flavorful homemade spaghetti sauce everyone will love!


  • 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes flavored with Basil & Garlic is perfectly okay!
  • 2 8 oz cans of tomato sauce again, go crazy with the Basil & Garlic flavors if you'd like!
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 1/4 - 1 1/12 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or, we used 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt optional if you need to avoid salt
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning or, you can use oregano, thyme, basil
  • 1 bay leaf optional
  • 1/8 cup of sugar
  • Dash of pepper


  • Sautee the chopped onion in a small amount of butter or oil (if you're using garlic cloves instead of powder, include it with the onions).
  • Remove from skillet.
  • Brown the ground beef in the skillet. Pour off the grease.
  • Add the sauteed onion back into the ground beef and stir.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, tomato sauce and the tomato paste.
  • Add 16 ounces of water (just use the tomato sauce cans).
  • Stir and bring to a boil.
  • Add the spices and sugar.
  • Stir.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for at least 4 hours with lid on, stirring occasionally. Or, you can put it in a crock pot and let it cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Before serving, be sure to remove the bay leaf.
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grammieandclaire1I’m excited to practice my cooking skills and share with you some of Grammie’s most delicious (and easiest) recipes.
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Looks YUMMY!

This looks really good! My kids love spaghetti, so I am always happy to find new recipes for sauce!!! Can’t wait to try this one.

Looks delicious! I don’t think we have ever tried making our own spaghetti sauce.

Yum! Your sauce sounds so tasty!

That sounds so easy and so yummy! I’m inspired to try to make my own sauce now.

Very tasty and original Italian spaghetti sauce recipe, keep up the good work and thanks for sharing your idea for pasta.
Cheers <3

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