Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipe Ever

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Best spaghetti sauce recipe ever

My spaghetti sauce has been a fan favorite of friends and family for years. Kids even love it, although it is secretly packed full of nutrients. This is my go-to meal for gatherings, take-a-meal, or special family nights.

I created this recipe several decades ago. I have tweaked and fine-tuned it to become the best spaghetti sauce ever. Our family is almost 100% organic, so when sourcing ingredients I try to shop local and purchase clean.

I have also moved away from traditional pasta noodles. I either make my own spiralized zucchini noodles or in a pinch I will use a plant based pasta like chickpea spaghetti or lentil spaghetti. Pro tip: when using plant based pasta, use almost twice the amount of boiling water as the pasta plumps up more than normal. Also, I usually have to cook it a few more minutes than directed for my taste.

This makes a lot, but freezes beautifully.


How to Make

  1. In your largest stock pot (large enough to hold all the ingredients listed above), heat the oil and sautรฉ the onions till almost clear and soft.
  2. Add garlic, mushrooms, bay leaves and all of the herbs. Cook until onions are translucent and thoroughly cooked.
  3. Add ground beef and pork. Cook until about 3/4 of the way done. Trying to break down the meat into really small pieces. Then add Worcestershire and red wine and sautรฉ until the meat is browned..
  4. Stir in tomato paste and blend well into the mixture. Add sun-dried tomatoes, tomato sauce, fire-roasted tomatoes and fresh tomatoes. Mix well.
  5. Add as many jars of pasta sauce – depending on the consistency that you prefer.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste. Simmer on low for at least an hour, the longer the better.

It is my most requested recipe, so I thought I would share it with the world. Serve with your favorite pasta and freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Enjoy with a luscious full-bodied Italian Chianti.

I can not wait to hear how you and your family enjoyed the best spaghetti sauce recipe EVER!. Let me know if you made any adjustments as I am always open to new versions. Share your recipe experience in the comment section below. And as always, I am here to answer any questions.