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Bev’s Spaghetti Sauce


  • 1 1⁄2lbs ground beef
  • 2tablespoons olive oil
  • 1medium onion, chopped
  • 2cloves garlic, minced (to taste)
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1teaspoon oregano
  • 1teaspoon dried basil
  • 1teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1teaspoon salt (, or to taste)
  • ground pepper
  • 1(6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2(16 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1(28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 8ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced and sauteed in butter (optional)
  • parmesan cheese, freshly grated (optional)


  • Brown the ground beef, onion and garlic in olive oil with bay leaves, oregano, basil, Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Add tomato paste, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.
  • Stir well and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Use sauce to top your cooked spaghetti.
  • Top with sauteed mushroom.
  • Pass the Parmesan.


  • Sheri-BDB

    What a wonderful spaghetti sauce! It’s full of flavor. Thanks Bev.

  • Dan’l

    Different people look for different things in a spaghetti sauce. In fact, your spaghetti sauce says alot about you as a person. This is undoubtedly the best spaghetti sauce I have ever had! It is full-bodied but balanced. It is meaty yet the meat does not overwhelm the flavor. With a sprinkle of parmesan, a french baguette and a red wine on the side this sauce creates the perfect evening! I’m love this chef!!

  • Garnet

    I join the others in saying this is, by far, the best spaghetti sauce I’ve ever eaten. A real keeper and will be made often. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Vickie17

    I enjoyed your recipe very much!!!I just doubled everything and added sweet sausage to it we all thought it was great!!! This will be my recipe every time!!! Thank you!

  • SherriT9

    Bev, your spaghetti sauce is out of this world delicious!!! This was THE BEST I have ever had. I was already looking forward to having the leftovers tonight as I was eating it last night!! I followed the recipe to a “T” except for the bay leaves,only because I didn’t have any on hand. Thank you, thank you for posting this!!!

  • Just Cher

    I made this recipe this weekend at my son’s request for italian food. I did add a few more cloves of garlic but that was the only change. Bev, this was great. Just spicy enough. DH said it was the best Spaghetti I have ever made. Served this with a green salad and homemade bread sticks. Excellent dinner. Thanks Bev!

  • Dana-MMH

    Excellent sauce Bev! I usually make my own recipe that I have been making for years so I thought I would try something different and we all enjoyed this very much!! Sure made alot of sauce I was able to feed 5 of us and still had plenty left over. I froze the rest for another day. I didn’t add mushrooms but put plenty of parmesan cheese on. Delicious, thanks for sharing.

  • Carito Helsel

    I absolutely LOVED this spaghetti sauce. I don’t usually have the time to make sauce from scratch, but this is one recipe I will definitely allow time for – a couple time a month. My husband and 4 1/2 yr old enjoyed it as well. What yummy confort food! Thanks a lot for sharing your sauce with us, Bev. It’s become a part of our Sunday menu.

  • fiery_wench

    Absolutely STELLAR! I didn’t have the tomato paste, but had plenty of home-canned sauce and stewed tomatoes. I just reduced the juice from the stewed tomatoes, and simmered a little longer to thicken up. I can NOT say how amazing this sauce is!

  • sdowney

    Great sauce. Everyone really enjoyed the meal. This was the first time I have cooked my own spaghetti sauce so thanks for helping me look good.