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Classic Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Why go store-bought when you could go with this classic and delicious sauce? (Bonus: it freezes great!)

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Yields8 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time1 hr 10 minsTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients List & Amounts
 2 lbs Meridian extra-lean ground beef
 1 tbsp olive oil
 2 cups onions, chopped & divided
 5 cloves of garlic, crushed
 1 bell pepper, seeded & chopped
 1 can (355g) tomato paste
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp pepper
 3 tsp dried oregano
 1 ½ tsp dried thyme
 2 cans (794g ea.) crushed tomatoes
 250 g mushrooms, chopped
 1 ½ cups beef stock
 2 tbsp brown sugar
 3 tsp dried basil
 3 bay leaves
 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Preparation & Cooking Directions
1

Heat oil in a large pot. Add 2 cups of onions, and sauté until slightly browned. Add garlic, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

2

Add beef, and cook, breaking into small pieces, until no longer pink. Drain excess grease.

3

Add bell pepper into pot with beef and onions.

4

Add the tomato paste, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and thyme. Cook for 1 minute, stirring until combined.

5

Add diced and crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, beef broth, and sugar. Stir and add bay leaves.

6

Bring sauce to a boil, and then reduce to low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

7

Stir in balsamic vinegar, and let sauce rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Ingredients

Ingredients List & Amounts
 2 lbs Meridian extra-lean ground beef
 1 tbsp olive oil
 2 cups onions, chopped & divided
 5 cloves of garlic, crushed
 1 bell pepper, seeded & chopped
 1 can (355g) tomato paste
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp pepper
 3 tsp dried oregano
 1 ½ tsp dried thyme
 2 cans (794g ea.) crushed tomatoes
 250 g mushrooms, chopped
 1 ½ cups beef stock
 2 tbsp brown sugar
 3 tsp dried basil
 3 bay leaves
 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Directions

Preparation & Cooking Directions
1

Heat oil in a large pot. Add 2 cups of onions, and sauté until slightly browned. Add garlic, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

2

Add beef, and cook, breaking into small pieces, until no longer pink. Drain excess grease.

3

Add bell pepper into pot with beef and onions.

4

Add the tomato paste, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and thyme. Cook for 1 minute, stirring until combined.

5

Add diced and crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, beef broth, and sugar. Stir and add bay leaves.

6

Bring sauce to a boil, and then reduce to low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

7

Stir in balsamic vinegar, and let sauce rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Classic Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
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Discussion

5 comments

Linda Ireland says:

I don’t see garlic or basil in list of ingredients. How much of each?

dylan says:

Hi Linda — sorry about that! You’ll need 5 cloves of garlic and 3 tsp of dried basil. We have now updated the recipe to include this 🙂

Wilma says:

Hey Guys, you forgot the garlic and the basil in this copy. You need to add the 5 cloves of garlic and 3 tsp of dried basil!

dylan says:

Thanks so much for catching that and bringing it to our attention, Wilma!

Ashley says:

The cans of tomatoes & paste …what size cans are they(in ml)
Never seen it in grams before