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Chunky spaghetti sauce

August 9th, 2008 at 03:58 pm

My spaghetti sauce turned out wonderful. Just the way I like it. Very chunky and lots of flavor.

Here's the recipe. I started with one from Recipezaar, but made several changes and I made a huge double batch to freeze.

Chunky Spaghetti sauce - serves 20

3 (14 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
2 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
1 lbs ground beef
1 lbs Italian Sausage
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (8 ounce) can mushrooms, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
4 teaspoons oregano
4 teaspoons basil
2 teaspoons salt
1 tsp pepper
grated parmesan cheese


1 Pour crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, mushrooms and tomato paste into large crock pot and put on low.

2 While sauce simmers, brown meat and drain fat. Season meat with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

3 Add meat to sauce.

4 Chop onion, celery, garlic and add to pot.

5 Add oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.

6 Simmer all ingredients at least 2 hours before serving over favorite pasta and topped with parmesan.

Finished reading the library book With Every Breath by Lynn Kurland. Time travel romance. Very good.

7 Responses to “Chunky spaghetti sauce”

  1. terri77 Says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I might try this with some ground turkey.

  2. momcents Says:

    Thanks! I am going to attempt this - after I deplete my stash of three Francesco Rinaldi's.

  3. Amber Says:

    Thanks I love spaghetti and chunky sauces

  4. Petunia Says:

    I'll have to try this. I have made many, many spaghetti sauces and I keep wondering, why are they so bland? I haven't figured that out yet.

  5. Analise Says:

    Sounds yummy and easy to make. Did you use sausage that is in a casing or the kind that is packaged like ground meat?

  6. retire@50 Says:

    Analise - the kind like ground meat

  7. dmontngrey Says:

    I always make my chunky sauce with ground turkey. I don't even like it with beef anymore. I just don't tell people what's in it when I serve it for the first time. Smile

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